The Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast
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The Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast reveals the science behind human sexuality. Every two weeks Dr. Rob Burriss uncovers fascinating new research on attraction, jealousy, lust, and love. Recent topics include: what is the evolutionary purpose of oral sex? Why do 75% of ovulating women wear red? And how do tattoos attract men, and guitars attract women? Join Rob to find out the answers to all these questions and more!
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Body odour: Effects of diet and fertility. 17 Jan 2017
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In this episode we poke our noses into two new research papers on body odour and attractiveness. Can women tell if another woman is fertile simply by sniffing her armpits? And can we sweeten our natural aroma by eating fragrant food?Download the MP3Support me!Support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $1 and get access to the patron-only feed, including bonus podcasts and blogs not available elsewhere.Rate me!
Rate, review, or listen in iTunes or in Stitcher.Read the transcript!Something (or Someone) Smells Fishy: Diet and Body OdorDoes a diet rich in fruit and vegetables make a man's sweat smell like a bouquet of flowers? Derek Hatfield/FlickrThe articles covered in the show:Gildersleeve, K., Fales, M. R., & Haselton, M. G. (in press). Women's evaluations of other women's natural body odor depend on targets' fertility status. Evolution and Human Behavior. View summaryZuniga, A., Stevenson, R. J., Mahmut, M. K., & Stephen, I. D. (in press). Diet quality and the attractiveness of male body odor. Evolution and Human Behavior. View summary