So, to start with a caveat: I can not make any conclusions about what my brain is doing on a subconscious level. I hope this is obvious, but I feel like it bears repeating. I was disappointed, but not surprised, to find no studies about men reacting to women's sweat. There is at least one study about women reacting to women's sweat, which I'll definitely want to look at more closely later (Berglund et al, 2006). I suspect three reasons for the lack of gender parity in these studies:
- The general bias towards studying what makes women like men, as complained about last week (2/11/09)
- The fact that women tend to have more sensitive sense of smell (2/7/07)
- The fact that men have a stronger smell than women (9/17/07)
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