Study: The better your sense of smell, the more you enjoy sex

The study, led by Johanna Bendas of the Technical University of Dresden, looked at the odor sensitivity of 42 women and 28 men ages 18 to 36 using ‘Sniffin’ Sticks’ that measured the level at which a person could detect a smelly chemical.

The participants were then asked a series of questions about their sexual desire, experience (frequency of orgasm, perceived pleasantness of sexual activities) and performance (frequency and average duration of sexual intercourse).

The analysis found no correlation between odor sensitivity and sexual desire or sexual performance. But a higher sensitivity to odors did correlate positively with sexual experience.