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What smells act as aphrodisiacs?

Ian Kerner, PhD
Sexual Health
Some women love the smell of their husbands' shirts while men love the scent of their wives' perfumes. One study found that the scents of lavender, pumpkin pie, doughnuts, and black licorice increase blood flow to the penis by nearly 40%.

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