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
josh
11 years ago

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
OG Sally
11 years ago

“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
Brian
11 years ago

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

Virgle  Kent
11 years ago

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.

Matt Savage
11 years ago

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…

Matt Savage’s last blog post: The Dilemmas of Male Virgins.

Lisa
Lisa
11 years ago

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
Tampa
11 years ago

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
adrock
11 years ago

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

Arjewtino
11 years ago

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.

T. AKA Ricky Raw
11 years ago

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
Laura
11 years ago

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
Married But Cool
11 years ago

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.

jkc
jkc
11 years ago

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
Married But Cool
11 years ago

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
Eugenius
11 years ago

whats a deodorant….?

roissy
11 years ago

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!

roissy’s last blog post: Ex Categories.

Rudy
11 years ago

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?”

Rudy’s last blog post: disturbed, entertained, and possibly aroused.

Donnie
Donnie
11 years ago

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
Skeletor
11 years ago

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
Anonymous
11 years ago

maybe you just don’t have bo

John C
John C
11 years ago

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.

Peter
11 years ago

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.

Peter’s last blog post: Wednesday, November 19.

iLLn it
iLLn it
11 years ago

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

messy
messy
11 years ago

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.

Smelly Armpit Odor
11 years ago

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.