Your Holiday Aphrodisiac Is ... Pumpkin Pie?
Men apparently dig the scent, say researchers
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2010 1:41 PM CST
Restrain yourselves, ladies.   (AP Photo/Sidney Daily News,Luke Gronneberg)
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(Newser) – From the scientists-with-too-much-time-on-their-hands department: They subjected men to various scents and concluded that the smell of pumpkin pie is the one that gets them in the mood most effectively. Or in researcher-speak: "The number one odor that enhanced penile blood flow was a combination of lavender and pumpkin pie." For Thanksgiving purposes, vanilla and strawberry also did well, but cranberry barely registered. One important caveat: "Every odor we tested aroused the participants." (Emphasis ours.) See Lemondrop and WPBF in Florida for more details.