Women Have A Better Sense of Smell
Why is it that women are unable to tolerate the smell of those month old leftovers that you forgot to take out of the fridge as much or as long as men are? While this isn’t exactly a stereotype, it is still interesting nonetheless. Interestingly, although there are no differences in the male and female nose, women do have a greater ability to smell things, making them perfect candidates to go on smelly sock patrol (just kidding). Females also use more of the brain to decipher these scents. But why is this? It is thought to have an evolutionary basis. A strong sense of smell was necessary for women to detect the chemicals produced in a man’s body odor when they were feeling extra frisky. The ability to tell when a man was aroused based on the chemicals in his body odor (all subconscious, of course), gave her the competitive advantage to be able to become baby mamas.