Ciara Gold, one of my fellow authors at Champagne Books posted a link to an interesting article about how women’s brains react to male sweat.
According to the article, there is difference between the sweat produced when men are aroused versus when they are just working hard. The interesting thing was that the women couldn’t conciously differentiate between the two types of sweat but their brains could. The article concludes by stating
“The next step, …, is to determine whether sweat scents trigger behavioral changes in woman, such as making them feel more or less attracted to a man.”
I have no doubt that this is true but any such superficial attraction is only a small step in any relationship. It might help to get things rolling but at the end of the day it takes more than that to keep a relationship alive, particularly in these challenging and busy times. It takes a committed and concerted effort to the relationship, to keep it fresh and to keep each party inspired to remain together.
These ancient biological triggers helped to ensure that we would reproduce and survive and while they may still influence us at the end of the day it is our hearts and minds that guide us.
Thomas Edison once said
“Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
I believe that just like genius can’t exist with that spark of inspiration, romance can’t exist without that element of attraction. So in homage to Mr. Edison, I think that his simple equation can be reworked to capture the essence of romance.
“Romance is one percent perspiration and ninety-percent inspiration.”