For many years, I always wondered what happened to my sense of smell. It seemed to disappear around 10 years ago. It wasn't a sudden thing, I only realized it after thinking back to memories of my childhood. I even went to one of those "nose" doctor specialists and he said nothing was wrong.
Well now I know why my sense of smell went to ♥♥♥♥. Puberty!! Something about the masculinizing process kills the sense of smell in men. And because puberty is a gradual thing, we never notice it Sad . While in women, and in kids, it works properly. I wonder how I can get my sense of smell back, without resorting to something like estrogen :P
Before you pass judgment on this, keep in mind that study after study has |
demonstrated that a womans sense of smell is MUCH more powerful than
a mans. With certain kinds of smells in fact, womens sense of smell is up
to 100 times more powerful than mens.
In fact, a womans sense of smell is so strong that most women can detect
MILD body odors from over three feet away. And women can usually
identify past lovers based on their smell alone. Similarly, researches have
found that women can identify T-shirts worn by their children based on
smell alone, while fathers couldnt. You could say womens noses are
sensitive enough to detect a childs unique odor print.
And this is where it gets really almost science fiction weird. A research
study had 30 women whiff Ben-Zal-dah-hide, a cherry flavoring
ingredient. After each whiff the women rated the intensity of the odor.
What researchers found was that with each whiff the women became
more and more sensitive to the cherry odor. When at first they could smell
a moderate concentration of 1% Ben-zal-dah-hide in a bottle on the first
test, by the end of 30 sessions they could smell a concentration of 1-
1000 of a percent of Ben-zal-dah-hide in a bottle. Put in another way,
the more women smelled the better their sense of smell became and they
could detect odor of 1 part chemical to 100,000 parts water. They also did
the experiment on men and us men were far, far behind in our sniffing