Have You Smelled The Secret Of Next Level Orgasms Yet?
Is a keen sense of smell your superpower? Are you, like me, often accused of being weird because you remember people by their scents? Welcome to the club.Unlike taste buds that detect only 5 type of tastes - sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami, we have hundreds of olfactory receptors functioning together, based on factors like genetics and lifestyle. So, the sense of smell isn’t all black and white; it’s more like a continuum that keeps evolving.
One very interesting documented case is that of Serge Negus, ABC Radio producer in Sydney, Australia who lost his sense of smell after a skateboarding accident and now hallucinates smells…sometimes hours on end.
"Sometimes I'll smell passion fruit all day which is a lovely smell; mangoes, fish and chip shop smells, that happens to me all the time. I'll be sitting in the office, I wouldn't have eaten fish and chips for weeks, and suddenly I'll start smelling battered fish and chips," he was quoted as saying.
You must be wondering, “Aren’t we supposed to be talking about orgasms here?”
I’m sorry, building up the background was important. I swear, now onwards it is all going to be about the ‘Big O’. A fairly recent study titled, ‘Olfactory Function Relates to Sexual Experience in Adults’ published in ‘Archives of Sexual Behaviour’ found promising evidence that a woman’s sense of smell has a direct link to her sexual satisfaction – keener the sense, more the orgasms. Also, the overall experience was enhanced by an olfactory input (think: scented candles).
But why does this happen, you ask? Here are a few theories:
- Well, evolution has a lot to explain here. In the wild, animals have relied on pheromones to find their mates. Many species have weak eyesight, but an acute sense of smell to make up for it, which helps them hunt, procreate and what not. So, evolutionarily, it makes sense for your nose to play a serious role in sexual pleasure, considering it has helped primates “sniff out” a partner.
- Also, when the sense of smell entangles with all other senses in the bedroom, it becomes easier for you to be engulfed by passion and therefore, experience more pleasure.
- If you’ve had a bad day at work and are inadvertently stressed, sex would be a very difficult and unfulfilling experience for you and your partner. When the situation repeats itself (which is likely considering how high even normal stress levels are today), the anxiety of performance becomes more ingrained into your mind, which leads to sexual dysfunction and relationship problems. Save yourself all that trouble by investing in olfactory stimulants. Scented candles, fresh flowers, essential oils, or fruits…maybe even flavoured lube.
I’m not saying that these products are miraculous solutions to all problems, but if you just find the right scent that works for you, then they could certainly be a massive relief!
For me, it’s the sweet fragrance of wild jasmine. Certain scents have the power to relax you instantly and help you become more present in the moment. It may take a while before you figure out which scent is for you, but it’s totally worth trying.
All I’m trying to say is, that while this study does hypothesise that some of us are having better sex than the others because of our olfactory ability, nothing should stop the others from exploring the entire extent and the whole potential of the realm of pleasure. So, if you haven’t been doing it already, try incorporating your sense of smell into the bedroom. I say, the more senses are involved, the better.
Who knows, you might just learn new things about yourself. *wink*