Frequently Asked Questions

What are Pheromones and how do they work?
Pheromones do attract sex! - some history...
Pheromones and sexual orientation
Social bonding pheromones (Professional Advantage)
Do Pheromones really work ?
Why are there so many articles about pheromones not working?
Should teenagers use pheromones? 
Why do some pheromones products work better than others?

What are Pheromones and how do they work?

The organ that detects pheromones is directly behind the olfactory nerve. 
(see vomeronasal organ).

The word pheromone is derived from the Greek words pheran (to transfer) and horman (to excite). Pheromones are found throughout the animal world and are the most primal form of communication.

Pheromones are naturally occurring chemical compounds found in all insects, animals, and humans. When certain pheromones (5-alpha-androst-16-en-30one) are secreted, they dictate sexual behavior and attract the opposite sex. The pheromones we use are made in a laboratory for pharmaceutical use. They are 99.94% pure in the highest percentage solution proven to be effective as a sexual attractant.

Pheromones (with or without fragrance) should be applied on your neck, face, hands or arms - anywhere that comes close to a nose - just as you would with a fragrance.

Pheromones do attract sex! - some history...

Of course pheromones attract sex or the government wouldn't have wasted millions dollars on researching, producing and implementing their use. My cousins in Alabama laughed when they saw my web site--they spent years working for the Dept. of Agriculture baiting insect traps with boll weevil pheromones in order to save the cotton crop.

Why do you have to bait traps? Because you can't spray insecticide on wearable commodities (cotton, flax, silk, etc.), so you attract the pesky bugs to the insecticide instead. And yes, it worked. Several decades ago the cotton crop in the southeastern United States made a big comeback. That is a matter of public record.

Pheromones are invisible and almost undetectable to the traditional sense of smell. When an adult man or woman inhales them, they send out a natural chemical signal of sex appeal or social acceptance that makes the wearer compellingly attractive

Scientists at the Universities of Colorado and Utah found that pheromones are detected through the vomeronasal organ (VNO) in the nose. The VNO functions as the distinct sensory apparatus that detects pheromones for humans. To test this idea, they placed devices inside the nose to measure cellular activity. What they found was that only the cells near the holes inside the nose react to air that contains pheromones. 

To the scientist, pheromones act in a very different way from normal smells. Some years ago, researchers discovered the existence of a small organ in the nose of many animals (known as the VNO), which acts as a "detector" for pheromones much as the nose acts as a detector for odors.   One of the first mammals that was found to have such an organ was the domestic pig, and thus much of the early research relating pheromone activity with behavioral actions was done with pigs.  Amazingly enough, it was found that the presence of pheromones (even when the olfactory receptors  had been removed) had a direct affect on social behavior.  The end result of many years of experimentation determined that the VNO/pheromone effect is not dependent on any conditioning through experience, nor is it dependent upon the sense of smell.

Pheromones utilize this special organ (the VNO), which is separate from the normal smelling process. There is still much arguing about the presence of this VNO in humans, but it is well accepted that pigs and cows in the vicinity of the sex pheromones of their species will be rendered "in the mood" even if they have no sexual experience, as long as the VNO is intact. 

It is now commonly accepted that pheromones regulate many common biological phenomenon in humans such as the commonly observed synchronization of menstrual cycles in households where many women live together. 

Pheromone products are actually specifically intended for post-adolescent adults, as this is when the natural human production of pheromones declines drastically. Applying pheromone products helps to boost levels back to (and actually many times over) normal androstenone production levels.

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Pheromones and sexual orientation

If you want to attract a same sex partner, use pheromones to attract your preference (i.e., if you are a woman wanting to attract a woman, use pheromones to attract women). Our pheromones are labeled so you can easily figure this out. If you have questions, email us or call Customer Service 909-447.9699.

Social bonding pheromones (Professional Advantage)

Pheromones are also used by doctors as a mood enhancer and natural hormone producer to help relieve symptoms of PMS. Commercially, the latest news is the specially balanced blends which break down social barriers and help create a feeling of "friendliness" for those working with the public (see Professional Advantage Pheromones).

Professional Advantage Pheromones are a 99.49% pure pheromone blend proven to break down social barriers and put the person you are with immediately at ease. Many doctors are now using pheromones to treat mood swings due to PMS. The natural "mood-lift" is also being used by those who speak and perform in public to boost confidence.

Although they aren't as widely known as pheromones formulated for sexual attraction, they are fast becoming the "best known secret" of anyone whose career demands public contact. Use Professional Advantage Pheromones on your body (neck, wrists and face (just in front of your ears is a favorite spot) just as you would use pheromones for sexual attraction. Use our handy refillable roll-on or atomizer bottles for frequent application. You can purchase Professional Advantage Pheromones on our Pheromones Only page or pheromones with fragrance at Lovers Brew.

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Do Pheromones really work ?

The power of Androstenone has been featured on Hardcopy, 20/20, and Dateline, in articles in Psychology Today, Medical Tribune, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Penthouse, Playboy, Hustler, Discovery, Omni, McCalls, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, GQ, Time, and Fortune magazine, numerous medical journals, radio and television stations worldwide, newspapers from the N.Y. Times to the L.A. Times, and many other publications too numerous to list. Here are some of the great reports expressed about the androstenone pheromone:

"Minute quantities were used on a chair in a dentist's waiting room. Women patients made straight for the chair." The Sunday Times

"Pheromones... influence human behavior in a subtle way - Women are attracted to the undetectable smell." The Daily Telegraph

"A male sex pheromone which has an undetectable scent that attracts females." TimeVol.#115 No.2

"The scent is likely to produce a state of sexual excitement or arousal." Men Only, Vol.#44 No.4

Knave Lowell Ponte, a former consultant on exotic weapons and a Readers Digest science writer, said in an interview that "use of the recently discovered chemical Androstenone should be banned - Congress should pass a law making it a crime to use this chemical to influence voters by making politicians appear more lovable."

San Francisco Chronicle

"The stuff attracts women like you would not believe." Colorado Telegraph

"It's something women don't consciously smell, it works on the olfactory nerves. The woman finds the man attractive but she doesn't know why." Lifestyle, Texas

 "...Pheromones can improve one's love life, pheromones send out subconscious scent signals to the opposite sex that naturally trigger romantic feelings." McCall's magazine.

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Why are there so many articles about pheromones not working?

Because human pheromones are different. There are literally thousands of pheromone combinations that work on humans, including same sex attraction pheromones, and pheromones that improve your mood by naturally raising your hormone level (now being used by many doctors to treat PMS--see Professional Advantage Pheromones).

But proving all these things takes time and money, and there's no cotton crop to be saved, so research is minimal and sketchy. Unfortunately, the main thrust of human pheromone advertising is done by web sites with ads about guys getting laid.

I'm all for that, but most of my customers are not horny dudes, looking for a good time. Mostly they are folks who are looking for a partner, or more commonly, people who are in a relationship that needs a bit of spicing up. In today's busy world, spontaneous and simultaneous sparks are sometimes hard to come by, especially for people over the age of 26 whose normal pheromone production has slowed down.

Why do some pheromones products work better than others?

Because some companies are out to rip you off. They use a very low concentration of pheromones or they use a substandard pheromone product to begin with. There are many web sites which rank effective pheromones and name names. The same ones who are trying to rip you off are the ones named on those web sites that I researched 10 years ago when I started this web site.

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Should teenagers use pheromones? 

Certainly not. They won't hurt, but they won't help. If you are over the age of 26 and would like to improve your sex life, you should give pheromones a try. If you are under the age of 26 and have a normal sex drive, they won't do you any good whatsoever.

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