Pumpkin scent: sexual arousal?

If you are having tough time turning your man on, scent of pumpkin might help you. 

A study suggests that the scent is powerful to sexually arouse men.

In the study that involved 31 men, it was found that the scent of pumpkin is powerful in turning men on, especially when mixed with the scent of lavender.


During the study conducted by the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation of Chicago, 24 different scents were used. 

The men were attached to a plethysmograph, a machine that measures blood flow caused by sexual arousal while breathing the scents.






It says that 40 percent of the men were aroused most by the combination of the scents of pumpkin and lavender. 


Moreover, pumpkin combined with doughnuts had also a big effect on 20 percent of the men.


Dr. Alan Hirsch, the foundation's director, explains in the study:

"The odors could induce a Pavlovian conditioned response reminding partners of sexual partners or their favorite foods."

So if there would be colognes and perfumes with the scent of pumpkin being sold in the market, many will surely have orders for a romantic purpose- not just to gain attention but also for sexual attraction.