Human sex attractant pheromones

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ISPNE is an interdisciplinary, professional organization comprised of scholars and researchers who coordinate their experiences of research areas dealing with hormones and the brain. One of the main issues addressed in Dr. Cutler's presentation, Human Sex Attractant Pheromones: Discovery, Research, and Development, was the role in pheromonal receptivity of the Vomeronasal organ in humans. While olfactory sites in humans demand further research, her studies suggest the human receptor site called the Olfactory Epithelium as the source of sex-attractant pheromonal action.

Human sex pheromones

Human Pheromones - Neurobiology of Chemical Communication - NCBI Bookshelf

Pheromones are chemicals capable of acting like hormones outside the body of the secreting individual, to impact the behavior of the receiving individuals. Pheromones are used from basic unicellular prokaryotes to complex multicellular eukaryotes. In addition, some vertebrates , plants and ciliates communicate by using pheromones. Lintner , Adolf Butenandt , and ethologist Karl von Frisch who called them various names, like for instance "alarm substances". Aggregation pheromones function in mate selection, overcoming host resistance by mass attack, and defense against predators. A group of individuals at one location is referred to as an aggregation, whether consisting of one sex or both sexes. Male-produced sex attractants have been called aggregation pheromones, because they usually result in the arrival of both sexes at a calling site and increase the density of conspecifics surrounding the pheromone source.

Do Pheromones Play a Role in Our Sex Lives?

Many insects produce a sex-attractant pheromone , by which one sex attracts the other from a distance. Among moths , it is common for the female to produce a sex-attractant pheromone. For example, female gypsy moths , which are flightless despite having fully developed wings, and female bagworms , which do not have wings, depend wholly on the power of their sexual odour to attract a mate. When the female is ready to mate, she exposes the glands and disperses the pheromone into the air.
NCBI Bookshelf. Mucignat-Caretta C, editor. Neurobiology of Chemical Communication. The question arises as to whether humans possess pheromones. This issue is complex, since one has to first define what, in fact, a pheromone is.