Dr. Fulbright explains that it’s “a way of letting others know that you or your mate are ‘taken’ and ‘off the market.” Who knew a ratty and stained hoodie from a D-III college could bare such significant social weight?
Scent can act as a powerful aphrodisiac
When it comes to attraction, one organ plays a vital role. No, not that one -- I’m talking about your shnoz. Because each person has a unique scent, we are biologically programmed to seek out a mate who has a different stink than we do.
Neuroscientist and psychologist Dr. Rachel Herz explains the effect of an assortment of immune system genes that physically manifest in body odor. Altogether, these genes are referred to as Major Histocompatibility Complex, or MHC, and this has a huge effect on how people respond to one another.