Patch Aims to Trigger Sex With Smell

Can a lemony 'libido patch' for women stir sensuality?
By Clay Dillow,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2008 1:10 PM CDT
What's that smell? The libido patch uses the link between smell and sensuality to charge feelings of sexiness.   (Index Open ID 1158687)
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(Newser) – A new patch is being marketed to make women think "sexy time"—but does it really work? Scentuelle’s “libido patch” claims to “turn you on” and “enhance feelings of sexuality through our sense of smell." Linda Dahlstrom of MSNBC tried it, and was surprised by the power of its lemony scent. "I felt a sudden sensation," she writes. "Unfortunately, it was nausea."

Research shows a scent-sensuality link, but synthetic ingredients may cause headaches, one expert warns. Daily emails from Scentuelle reminding customers to “touch yourself sensually” can be welcome, though. “While the scent of the patches gave me a headache," Dalhstrom writes, "those bawdy daily emails did prod me into thinking about romance more—and feeling sexier.” (Read more sex stories.)