Your Boyfriend’s Smell Can Help Lower Your Stress
Many girls like to take clothes from their boyfriend and enjoy the smell. And your actions won’t seem strange since the smell of your partner is an excellent anti-stress tool.
The study involved 96 women who sniffed shirts. The men were given them in advance and asked to wear them for 24 hours without using deodorants, perfumes, or any other products that had a smell. They were also asked to not eat anything that could change their smell and to not smoke.
There were 3 types of shirts: one worn by her partner, one worn by another person, and a neutral, unworn shirt. And each woman was blindly given and sniffed only one of them. Then they went through a test that increased their stress. They also gave saliva samples to measure the level of cortisol (a stress hormone) in their bodies.
As a result, it turned out that the women who sniffed their partner’s shirt experienced less stress, than those who sniffed a stranger’s shirt.