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Sex and attraction: Not beauty, but how you smell is what actually matters

Smell, not looks, determine attraction. According to a new study, odour plays a major role in sexual attraction. Irrespective of your looks, if you smell foul, then that is definitely a big turn off.

sex and relationships Updated: Mar 20, 2017 10:11 IST
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Ensure you smell good every time you step out for a date.(Shutterstock)

You may want to make sure that you are smelling fresh before you head out for a date as a recent study has revealed that odour plays a big role in sexual attraction.

Extra-marital dating site Victoria Milan conducted a survey of 5,071 cheating adults from 12 countries to find out how big a role does smell play, the Daily Star reported.

53% of the women surveyed said that they prefer their guys to smell natural, while 63% of men would prefer their female lovers to be themselves too by letting their natural scent do the talking.

A massive 78% of women would go home alone rather than sleep with a man who smells bad. Men on the other hand are more likely to take what they can get: five in every 10 say they’ll put up with any stench once they have a lady in the bedroom.

The finding was the outcome of a survey conducted by extra-marital dating site Victoria Milan where they spoke to of 5,071 cheating adults from 12 countries. (Shutterstock)

Reeking badly was also proven to be a relationship deal-breaker because half of the ladies polled admitted to ending it purely because the smell of her partner didn’t please her.

Founder and CEO of Victoria Milan, Sigurd Vedal, said: “There’s no doubt that the scent of a lover is a strong emotional and sexual trigger -- years after an affair has ended, you never forget how delicious they smelled.”

He added, “You can’t really control how you look, but you can control how you smell -- and that’s a huge win, as we’ve revealed what the preference is for men and women across the globe.

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First Published: Mar 20, 2017 10:10 IST