The Influence of Sexual Orientation on Human Olfactory Function
Sexual orientation influences human olfactory function. Following a brief review of the biological basis of homosexuality, this chapter explores exactly how olfactory function varies as a result of sexual orientation. Three separate areas of research are considered: recent studies on the neural processing of social odorants by heterosexuals and homosexuals; the influence of sexual orientation on the production and perception of body odours; and the influence of female sexual orientation on menstrual synchrony.
KeywordsSexual Orientation Menstrual Cycle Olfactory Function Homosexual Male Body Odour
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