Are you ready for sexy time? Well, before you shower and pour on the cologne, you might want to think twice. According to a recent study the scent of male sweat has been linked to a rise in the female hormone, Cortisol. Women reported an elevated mood, higher sexual arousal and heart rate as well.
Does that mean that showers should be avoided? Absolutely not. But it is an interesting point to note and more studies are being done on the effect of androstadienne (a compound of male sweat) and the effect it has on women's moods and states of arousal.