If you’ve ever met a guy in public and were instantly attracted to him, you most likely were assuming that it was because he had a totally hot body, or because he had an amazing smile, or some other stereotypical physical feature associated with sexual attraction. While that very well could be the case, I would like to suggest another possibility, one that you very well may not have thought was even possible. Because if you are like me, even remotely so, there is a good chance that his body odor absolutely turned you on.
And I’m not just talking about him wearing a great-smelling deodorant. Quite the opposite actually – I am talking about the sort of smell associated with someone who just came back from a long workout at the gym. In other words, to put it more bluntly, the smell of sweat.
Now don’t get me wrong on this: the smell of sweat on its own is not particularly enticing. I personally wouldn’t say it smells bad, but it definitely isn’t a smell that I just can’t get enough of. At least not on its own. But when that smell accompanies a man, it creates an absolutely mind-blowing aura around that man.
The man instantly gives off the aura that he works out, even if he doesn’t necessarily look particularly buff or muscular. Although some may admittedly find a man who is still sweating after a gym workout unattractive, for plenty of women (including myself obviously), seeing a man come back from a workout still sweating slightly, even after showering, just shows how hard he was working out, which is a huge turn-on for obvious reasons. So if you are particularly attracted to a gym rat, having someone give off the scent of sweat is a huge turn-on.
As an example from my own personal life, I few years back I had met a man on Tinder who was running late from our date and arrived slightly sweaty due to him being in a rush. Although I didn’t tell him at the time, it was a huge turn-on, given that I already found him massively attractive based on his Tinder pics. But with that undeniable smell of a real man, it put me over the top and I ended up hooking up with him that night (which is something that I almost never do on first dates).
Now with many things in life, moderation is absolutely key. Although I can definitely find a man with the slight scent of sweat attractive, I definitely wouldn’t be attracted to one who smelled totally sweaty. Not only would that scent be totally overbearing, but it almost certainly be paired with the man being visibly sweaty in various places on their body, and I can’t think of a single woman who would find drenched armpits a turn-on.
So if you are a guy trying to make this work, don’t think that you can just show up to a date after a workout with showering and hope to turn her on. In fact, I would even go so far as to say as this “sweaty” body odor isn’t something that you should be specifically trying to achieve, in part because not every women actually finds that subtle scent attractive. However, if you are a bit self-conscious about how you smell when out on a first date or out clubbing with friends, keep in mind that the slight scent of sweat can actually work in your favor. If you’re lucky, the woman you are trying to attract will find the male body odor just as intoxicating as I do, giving you the necessary edge to seal the deal with her!