Does Armpit Odor Make Me Irresistible To Women?

I knew a guy who had atrocious armpit odor. Because of its signature scent I could walk into a crowded room and know if he was there or not. As a result he made me more uncomfortably aware of whatever funk I was putting out. I started trimming my pit hair and masking the area with Axe-like deodorants. The spray would work for twelve hours or so until my man odor would mix with the perfume, resulting in a smell that was worse than my odor alone.

I settled on an unscented anti-perspirant. This means my natural musk would be on full display at night many hours after I showered (if I showered at all).

Since I don’t wear tank tops on dates, there was no problem when I wore t-shirts because the odor wasn’t strong enough to escape the sleeve cuffs. It’s after I finished servicing the girl in bed and laid next to her, all sweaty from four minutes of serious thrusting, that the odor was on full display.

When a girl lays on me after sex, she settles her head right on my breast, mere inches away from my arm pit. I got ready for girls to relax in this position, catch a whiff, and then cringe away. But that never happened; they never moved. Were they hard of smelling?

Then there was this husky girl I had sex with who laid on me in a way that her nose was one inch away from my pit. She was right there. But she stayed there and fell asleep. If anything she got closer.

I am forced to conclude that women like a man who smells like a man instead of chemicals mixed in a factory. I was made to think that my musk is foul and must be hidden, but my experience shows it’s probably a strong attractant. If there is something large corporations pushes you to “solve” with their products (perfumes, razors, dress shoes, vests, bar soap), there’s a good chance that doing the opposite attracts more women. At the least it will attract a more natural woman who isn’t a closet lesbian that hates the male body and all its glorious secretions.

As for that friend who had bad odor, I never said anything because he always had a pretty girl on his arm. We never figured out how he did it…

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  • josh

    I wear nothing to cover up my smells. I stopped using deoderant about 6 months ago, and if anything I sweat less. It seems to me that the entire “smell good” industry is a sham.

  • OG Sally

    “Sweat itself doesn’t reek. The armpit is home to eccrine sweat glands, which are activated by temperature and activity, and apocrine glands, which turn on during puberty and operate in moments of stress or excitement.

    Both kinds of sweat are non-odoriferous when they leave the body, Dr. Preti said. The smell is produced only when the bacteria that lives in an unwashed underarm begins to feed on apocrine sweat molecules.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/08/fashion/08Skin.html?scp=10&sq=deodorant&st=nyt

  • Brian

    Or maybe you (and your friend) have other qualities that overcome dissatisfaction with the odor, so they stay.

  • http://www.vksempireofdirt.com Virgle Kent

    Now would you apply the same kind of overlook to a woman if the smell was coming from her snap trap? I mean have you ever tried to bang a woman with tears rolling down your face from her smell. If so and it doesn’t bother you, you’re a better man than me.

  • http://themodernsavage.com Matt Savage

    I once had a girl ask me after sex, if I ate a lot of produce. I asked why and she said, “you have an interesting odor.” It was kind of weird but, at least she wasn’t repulsed by my smell…

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  • Lisa

    Well I’ll put it this way and judge me all you want for telling the truth: when I’m in that head-on-breast mere-inches-from-armpit position, I like to nuzzle around and even lick a little, but not if he’s wearing deoderant. It smells good, a man should smell like a man. This is something I’ve been thinking about from my current experience dating a Romanian, I don’t know why it never occurred to me that a European is the perfect person to satisfy both my cultured and bohemian tastes. Thank you for helping spread the word.

  • Tampa

    When i don’t wear something for a few days, my pits smell like total shit. And i shower in the morning and many times before I go to bed.

    Can’t imagine a chick would like the smell of my pits after 2 hrs in the gym. Maybe i’m lost.

  • adrock

    All I know is this: Women LOVE Axe Body Spray. Commercials never lie.

  • http://Arjewtino.com Arjewtino

    Chemically, you would notice his “funk” completely differently than a woman attracted to him would.

    In other news, are we not supposed to wear tank tops on dates?

    Arjewtino’s last blog post: The Lonely Planet Guide to Arjewtino’s Apartment.

  • http://www.therawness.com T. AKA Ricky Raw

    I was messing with a girl one night that I met from a club. My armpits were sweating from dancing, I didn’t shower that evening before heading out because I wasn’t expecting to hook up, I was basically in bed with a chick and my armpits were sweaty and reeking and I was really self-conscious about it. Then she did the strangest thing. She lifted up my arm, stuck out her tongue and sloooooowly licked the moist armpit from the bottom to the top in a single hard lick. I really wanted to ask her what that was about, because I really reeked and she HAD to notice, but she seemed to enjoy it strangely enough.

  • Laura

    I would argue that having B.O. in a club on or on date is pretty repulsive, whereas in bed, mingled with all the other natural smells of sex, it’s kinda hot and intimate. There’s a time and place for everything.

  • Married But Cool

    Hi Roosh,

    Check out this ridiculous Brad Pitt photo. I’d love to hear you break it down.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,454284,00.html

    I think he has totally lost whatever skills he used to have.

  • http://www.artbyjoel.com jkc

    didn’t you post this on Roissy too? i don’t see what the big deal is. dude bagged Angelina and likes her enough to stay. end of story.

  • Married But Cool

    The guy has totally lost it, silly mustache, haircut, and … is that a scarf?

    I thought it was an interesting pic of a guy who has sold out in my opinion. Not a big deal, just worth a look.

  • Eugenius

    whats a deodorant….?

  • http://roissy.wordpress.com roissy

    i’m going to bottle my crotch juice. a little splish splash before going out and i’ll need a bouncer to manage the line of chicks waiting to get near me.

    sniiiiff… roses!

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  • http://grandrhapsody.blogspot.com Rudy

    I like to think of it as a game: see how many days without a shower before she says anything about that stench coming off your balls when she goes to slob your knob.

    Personally, after two days that slime is so off putting that I avoid any hand to ball contact with myself while at the urinal by using the waistband on my boxer briefs as the sole contact and aiming control.

    I especially cannot imagine the taste being anywhere as pleasant as the scent either.

    Especially when the skank you plowed last night was dirtier and/or bloodier than the one sucking you off this night.

    Note: Of the three girls (yes girls, not women) that have unknowingly tasted another girls dried menstruation directly from my love rod, only one knew what I was alluding to when asked,
    “What does a period taste like?”

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  • Donnie

    The first time I had a girl perform the full-on “hard lick” Ricky Raw describes I was more than a little confused. But that was followed shortly thereafter by a spate of shirt thefts and requests for other things that had my smell all over them (anyone else have pillowcases disappear??). The coup de grace was when a married girl I was having some fun with begged me to not shower for “at least a few days” before our next sweaty afternoon together. What can I say? Personally, I don’t like my own smell at all, and I’m glad they make products I can use to hold it at bay. But women, on the other hand, eat that shit up (often literally!).

  • Skeletor

    Beware the fallacy of inferring causation from correlation. Sure, it’s possible that women are attracted to man-smells, but consider the other possible explanations:

    1. Your overwhelming charm and electrifying personality means she’s attracted to you DESPITE your smells – not because of it.

    2. It’s a well known fact (gleaned from my own anecdotal evidence) that when you smell something that initially smells awful, after awhile, your nose gets used to it and your brain decides the smell isn’t so bad after all.

    Then again, if you’re a bad smelling guy, maybe you want to screen out girls with oversensitive noses.

    Anyway, fun post!

  • Anonymous

    maybe you just don’t have bo

  • John C

    If you shower on a daily basis , your armpits should not stink no matter how much you have been sweating.
    Fresh sweat does not stink , unless you eat alot of spicy food, in which case it will affect your body odour.
    One way to get the “best of both worlds” effect is to shower but not use soap. Just use the water to clean the armpit and groin area. Again , you have to wash on a daily basis , otherwise you could start to stink like a Turkish brothel.

  • http://ironrailsironweights.wordpress.com/ Peter

    I generally use deodorant only in the summer and am reasonably confident that I don’t smell. Some people are different, however, and need to use it regularly. One factor might be the food one eats, as comment 21 notes.

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  • iLLn it

    they’re called your apocrine sweat glands. researchers say thats where the human pheromones are likely secreted….

  • messy

    Perhaps she did not fall asleep nuzzled up to your chest, but rather “knocked out” by the stench?

    Kidding of course. I have posted this before but I will repeat. I have greatest success when I leave the house unshowered and ungroomed.

  • http://www.prevent-sweating.com/armpit-odor-treatments.html Smelly Armpit Odor

    Hmm….it is true that armpit odor carries pharamones. However, that’s a more subconcious aphrodisiac. Realistically, more women will be turned off by a pungent smell like that.

  • http://toblogor.wordpress.com Doug

    apparently women who are on birth control have an altered sense of smell. I’m thinking this is the reason that they tend to like the way we smell when we’re sweaty… or don’t notice when we smell that way. it could also be the reason they get so bitchy after they get married, cause when they come off the pill, they realize how often we smell like shit.

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  • Eugenius

    here is a theory…..I think some of those girls are attracted to you whenever you meet them in that they feel like this is their opportunity to get dirty….similar to white girls that wants to get slammed by black once in a while….so my theory is that you represent something they dont normally get, such as as the dirty/smelly foreign feel (I mean it in not in a bad way)…so in other words this is what they want/expect ….and you sure give it to them

  • Roosh

    eugenius :laugh:

  • crow

    Just a comment on Brad Pitt’s moustache. Its probably part of MOVEMBER, which is international grow a moustache for charity month.
    http://www.movember.com/. Very popular in the southern hemisphere (oz and nz) its all across facebook also.

  • http://photoblog.propension.be/ Ced

    Surprisingly, the two women I’ve had meaningful relationships with were totally turned on by my body odor (even after 3 days camping in the woods). On the contrary, I’ve had short flings who couldn’t stand my armpits odor even when I couldn’t smell it myself…

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  • John C

    On a different note , when a woman feels an irrational attraction towards a man , she will rationalise anything and everything , even his stinky bad odour will initially seem like the fragrant boquet of manhood; …until her interest in him wanes over time and she realises he is stinky and too lazy to wash regularly.

  • el chief

    so i had a date tonite with a model/actress. she’s been on Canadian TV. anyways, chose not to shower. wore a shirt i had worn before, which kinda stunk. i did this on purpose.

    was goin ok. not much game. she didn’t seem too into it. then i tried to change venues. she was against it, but brought up the idea of another pitcher of beer, so game on. started bustin on her at that point. well received.

    end of the night, i told her she had to walk me home cuz it was dark out (role reversal). she walked me home. i said “gimme a kiss”, then an okay kiss. “i’d like to see you again”, she said. “then kiss me better” i said, “you stinky ass smoker”. then “see ya” and she walked off. i expect a text tomorrow. we’ll see.

    el chief

  • el chief

    on another note, avoid the garlic, onions, and indian food the day of and day before a date.

    get a good workout to get the stink out. shower twice. and you’re good to go.

    i’ve not seen girls again cuz they had ate too much garlic or onions, so i know the same has happened to me.

  • matt1981

    you really know when that pure male testosterone pumps out of your armpits and makes the hair sweaty with your own masculine musk, that the girls love smelling your body scent. it usually always happens during intercourse when the thick sweaty blonde hair under my arms is literally dripping sweat down the insides of my arms, and she begins lapping it up my arm and right into the thickest area of hair. it’s those chemicals and hormones produced in a guy’s sweaty armpit hair that are meant to further sexual attraction.

  • Amit

    I do also agree with the point that females get attracted towards male armpit smell but they don’t accept this fact. I myself have noticed that my wife puts her nose into my armpit when doing sex. Also she keep her nose into my armpit while sleeping when it smells a lot in summers. But she never accepts the face that she likes my body odour a lot, but I know the fact.

  • Melayu

    I know that i have a strong armpit odor. Living in tropical country make my shirts always drenched in sweat. Imagine my surprise the first time I saw my gf wearing my smelly shirt, she acted coolly like nothing was bothering her. Now I know why.

    But I wouldnt take things to the extreme. I still believe in having shower regularly, just not shaving my armpit and not putting deodorant, thats all.

  • Ichtina

    I thought men wanted to smell bad purposely. Just to see a women’s reaction or just being disgustingly rude. Here’s a thought~It’s like having a bowel movement with out wiping my butt. Another idea maybe he is secretly a Bi-sexual or he don’t want sex or affection. He wears his stinky stench(BO)like a women repellant.

  • Anonymous

    I recall dancing with my girlfriend at about 12 yrs old and her sweat dampened my sleeve. It made me like weak in the knees. Once in a car my sisters girlfriend fell asleep and said I could use her as a pillow so I got my nose right near her obviously damp armpit and stayed there until she woke up and sat back up. The smell was really great and often it is hoped to encounter some of the natural perfume of the ladies. I’m a single guy now and overall have noticed similar of wives and girfriends “Your armpits are really smelling!” But then later or even then saying “Let me smell and getting their nose right in there and nuzzling round taking in some of the air right near there from time to time. Chemicals, new car smell etc I think are learned and can replace other smells yet some of them are toxic. Worst side effect I have gotton from female armpit is a boner so guess that’s not toxic at all.