Do humans have pheromones?


The question of whether or not human pheromones actually exist has long been a contentious subject of scientific conversation.



Can you buy sexual attraction in a bottle of fragrance? While, some online cologne dealers would like us to believe we can, the whole idea smells fishy.

The question of whether or not human pheromones actually exist has long been a contentious subject of scientific conversation.

The debate dates back to the 1950s when the first chemical pheromone belonging to the silk worm moth was identified and continues with the subsequent discoveries of pheromones being smelt across all corners of the animal kingdom.

Read more on the research into chemical communication here.


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Jessica Snir is a clinical trial coordinator at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and Cosmos contributor.
  1. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acscentsci.6b00306
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