NCBI ROFL: But do vegetarians taste better?

By ncbi rofl | October 7, 2009 3:00 pm

The effect of meat consumption on body odor attractiveness.


“Seventeen male odor donors were on “meat” or “nonmeat” diet for 2 weeks wearing axillary pads to collect body odor during the final 24 h of the diet. Fresh odor samples were assessed for their pleasantness, attractiveness, masculinity, and intensity by 30 women not using hormonal contraceptives… Results of repeated measures analysis of variance showed that the odor of donors when on the nonmeat diet was judged as significantly more attractive, more pleasant, and less intense. This suggests that red meat consumption has a negative impact on perceived body odor hedonicity.”

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  • Dhivajri

    Yes, we do.

  • Anonymous

    Of course. Diet has a profound effect on the "taste" of your partner. Perform oral sex on a veggie!

  • http://andeatingit2.com Joanna Cake

    From personal experience, without doubt vegans definitely taste better than those who eat meat. And there is also truth to the folklore that consumption of pineapple juice can definitely add to the flavour.

    I’ve also noticed that my own vaginal secretions are less obviously ‘fishy’ if I avoid eggs, meat and processed wheat. These all contain choline, a substance that some people’s body’s cannot metabolise properly and the side effect is the smell of fish.

  • anon

    What about people who have a balence between Fruits/Veg and Meats/fish?

    Are they normal?

    I’d have thought the majority of people who have balenced diets like i mentioned would be somewhere in the middle.

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