If you’ve been looking for an added edge and boost to your social life or love life, you’ve probably come across commercialized pheromone products.
But what exactly are pheromones and how do they work? Do they actually help improve your success in social interaction?
We want to help answer those questions for you in this guide to types of pheromones!
First of All, What Are Pheromones?
In the simplest terms, pheromones are airborne hormones that work on others. But let’s back up.
Animals, including the human animal, produce chemicals that they secrete through their skin, hair, and pours. These chemicals are external hormones – hormones that work outside of the body rather than inside of it – and when they are secreted, they become airborne and travel to others of the same species in the area to influence social, including sexual, interaction.
Basically, pheromones are chemical smoke signals one animal sends to another to influence its behavior. While they do have an odor, most animals don’t detect them with their noses.
Rather, it is the vomeronasal organ (VNO), which is connected to the part of the brain known as the “seat of emotions,” that picks up these social smoke signals from creatures of the same species in the area.
Depending on the type of pheromone sent, the effect will vary. They can work to attract, impress, intimidate, warn, seduce, etc. At least, we know that they have this type of impact in the animal kingdom.
There is a bit of debate about how much they truly play a role in human social behavior, however. In part, this is because human’s VNO seems to have no nerve connections and no function, making scientist doubt whether we can even be influenced by pheromones.
The scientific debates certainly haven’t stopped cologne, perfume, and other manufacturers from using them to create products meant to entice and attract the opposite sex, though.
And while science hasn’t quite figured out exactly how pheromones work in humans, studies and manufacturers seem to indicate that they can have quite potent effects.
Key Types of Ingredients Used In Synthetic Pheromones
While there are many, many types of pheromones, especially in the animal kingdom, some of the most common and most potent in the human world, particularly for male products, are the following:
Also known as the “status” pheromone, this compound is believed to promote feelings of respectability, importance, wisdom, reliability, maturity and authority toward the individual exuding it.
Also known as the “alpha” pheromone, those wearing or exuding this compound are said to come across as more intimidating and aggressive (thus “alpha”). It is probably the most popular compound, as studies indicate it creates sexual tension and significant attraction in women toward the wearer. As such, it can sometimes be dubbed as the “sex” pheromone.
Also known as the “trust” pheromone, this pheromone creates feelings of trustworthiness and connection. It supposedly effects those around you by making them feel as though they have known you for a while and can trust you. It puts people at ease around you because you seem more approachable and not so intimidating.
Also known as the “social” pheromone, this pheromone makes the wearer seem very sociable, friendly, open and outgoing. Those around you may see you as very easy going and easy to talk to, even as the life of the party.
Often called the “love” pheromone, studies indicate that men may actually produce this naturally as they sleep, creating feelings of love, longing and affection in their female partners. It may even have positive effects on women’s menstruation and cycle. Either way, this pheromone helps create deeper, more loyal affections of love and longing in women, which is why it is known as the “love” pheromone.
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4 Classifications of Pheromone Products
Interestingly, studies and pheromone product vendors discovered that these compounds individually don’t seem very potent. But when blended together to make different recipes or mixes, they can be quite useful.
As a result, there are numerous types of synthetic pheromone blends that you find in products, and they typically fall under the following classifications:
Social pheromone products utilize a mix of the A-Nol (Alpha Androstenol – the Social Pheromone) and B-Nol (Beta Androstenol – the Trust Pheromone) pheromones for creating an easy to be with, friendly vibe.
Great application for these products are when you attend relaxed social gatherings like parties or mixers, or when you go out with a group to a club or bar. They can also help you in one-on-one conversations, especially if you typically feel intimidated by that type of situation.
We also see a lot of success for men who typically come off as intimidating, maybe because of their size and stature, when they use social pheromones. It counterbalances their natural effect and makes them more approachable.
If you want to be perceived as easy going, easy to talk to, and the life of the party, this is the way to go.
Status pheromone products rely on a mix primarily of RONE (Alpha Androsterone – the Status Pheromone) and NONE (Androstenone – the Alpha Pheromone).
These are great for social environments where you want to gain respect and come across as important, wise, and valuable. On a job interview, at your workplace, or at a conference are all excellent places for application.
On a date, the social pheromone approach still plays an excellent role. If you are early on in the dating process, using these compounds can help you gain a woman’s respect and admiration. It can help provide a stronger foundation for attraction.
Sexual pheromone products pack the most punch. They can be quite potent. They combine NONE (the Alpha Pheromone again) with B-Nol (Trust) and A-Nol (Social) to counterbalance it.
The mixture creates a great balance to make men attractive to women in general, or especially to a lover. If you’re hitting the clubs or bars in hopes of finding yourself a new girlfriend, or if you are going on a date, or already have a lover, the sexual pheromone blend is perfect, creating an electric sexual tension to carry you through the evening.
But be careful – we find this to be the most attention-grabbing blend of all. If you don’t want that kind of attention or will be in a place where that type of attention would be inappropriate, it’s not the blend to wear.
The purpose of romance pheromone blends differs from sexual blends significantly. Rather than aiming to arouse a woman sexually, you’re aiming to win her heart.
The way romantic blends do this is still by using NONE (Alpha) as the main ingredient, but by adding a greater mix of the other key four pheromones: RONE (Status), both A/B-Nols (Trust and Social), and maybe even the dieNONE (the “Love” Phermone).
With this blend, you can help create all the feelings a woman has as she falls in love – comfort, longing, affection, as well as admiration and sexual attraction. It can make you approachable and noticeable and can encourage those obsessive thoughts that make it hard for a girl to forget about you.
A good application is, obviously, on a one-on-one date. But even if you are out in a group, if you are seeking real relationships, this may be the blend to use to help create opportunities.