Though some research has challenged the common conception that scent is the most evocative of all the senses, it can be undeniably powerful when you catch a whiff of something that jogs a memory. We also know that scent plays a part in sexual attraction: people with a keener sense of smell often find sex more pleasant and may even have more orgasms during sex, and the scent of a partner can reduce stress and increase feelings of safety.
So new research findings from the University of British Columbia may not come as a complete surprise. The team has found that the scent of your lover may not just be comforting, but can also help you drift off to sleep. Continue reading →