You want to turn up the romance, so you consider ordering some oysters. Nature's aphrodisiac, right? We're sorry to rain on your parade, but according to science, aphrodisiacs aren't a thing. So what works, according to science? Watch the following videos to find out.
Love Potions Aren't A Thing
The one true aphrodisiac is in your head.
Love Stinks: The Smell Of Attraction
You tend to favor people and things that smell differently than you do.
Key Facts In This Video
Animals use major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins to find a mate and research is showing that humans might as well. 00:30
A 1995 study showed that women prefer people with a particular MHC scent. 01:03
The scents with a person's own MHCs mixed in trigger a response in one area of the brain and different MHCs trigger another. 01:29
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