Can you still remember that Axe commercial where a man becomes the target of a group of sexy women after spraying on the deodorant? Well, that could soon be a reality. Scientists have discovered a "love potion" that supposedly makes men more attractive to women.
According to a report by the Daily Mail, researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany have discovered that a "Syntocinon" nasal spray (it's used to induce contractions for the mother during labor) has the secondary ability of making men more attractive to women. Apparently, the spray has oxytocin, a.k.a. the "hug chemical," which is naturally released in the brain when we fall in love. It is also in charge of stimulating milk production for moms.
The researchers came to the conclusion after testing it on 40 women.
Half of the 40 participants, all in their 20s, were given the Syntocinon nasal spray to inhale while the other 20 were given a placebo spray. They were shown photos of various men, including their partners, and asked to rate their levels of attraction.
The participants claimed to be "passionately in love" with their current partners, but upon inhaling the spray, their feelings got a boost compared to when they were merely given a placebo. Those who inhaled the syntocinon reportedly rated their partner's attractiveness higher.
So, should you go for a mad rush online where you can buy and hoard Syntocinon? Neal Patel of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society says no. He reminds everyone that it shouldn't be taken without a prescription because it can cause health problems like heart palpitation.
To which we say: Just great. It solves one heart problem, and then creates another.