I'm not in the business of debunking myths, but some people just stink. STD or not, some mother f*ckers have hellacious odors that are unexplainable by man (but probably easily solved by soap or acid). Does that mean they have gonoreeha? No, probably not. A glandular problem, sure, but an STD is highly unlikly. I have a feeling this might further ruin the sex lives of some of those men.
According to MSNBC:
Sniffing a potential partner’s scent could tell whether Mr. Right has a sexually transmitted disease, according to a small study that found that gonorrhea-infected men smelled “putrid” to a bevy of young ladies.
“Our research revealed that infection disease reduces odor attractiveness in humans …” wrote Mikhail Moshkin, a professor at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Novosibirsk, Russia, and the lead author of research published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
The off-putting scent may be subtle, more a chemical warning than a blast of body odor, but it definitely has an effect, according to the experiment conducted by Moshkin and his colleagues.
So they invited 34 strapping Russian guys, ages 17 to 25, to donate samples of armpit sweat and spit for the cause of science. The group included 13 young men with gonorrhea, 16 who were healthy and five who had had the disease but were successfully treated.
Then they found 18 female students aged 17 to 20 from Kemerovo State University in Russia who were willing to serve as sweat-sniffers.
They obtained sweat samples by dressing the men in tight-fitting T-shirts with cotton pads sewn into the armpits. After an hour of sweating, men bagged their shirts and the pads were placed in glass vials for the women to sniff.
The results couldn’t have been more obvious. The women ranked the infected men less than half as high as healthy or recovered guys on a “pleasantness score” that assessed scent.
And when they were asked to characterize the scent, the gals said that nearly 50 percent of the infected men’s sweat smelled “putrid." (To be fair, the gals also said that 30 percent of sweat from healthy men and less than 40 percent of sweat from treated men smelled putrid, but these are guys -- and it was significantly higher for the gonorrhea group.)
The take-away message, the researchers found, was that it appears that humans, like other animals, might use scent to sniff out appropriate mates.
“We can conclude that unpleasant body odor of infected persons can reduce the probability of a dangerous partnership,” the scientists say.
Let's just say that this is true. That women (or people in general) can peg a diseased pen*s by only the scent of a man's sweat. What's her next move? After a night of sweating in a bar, are the two going to head back to someones place, start going at it like wolves only to stop because the guys crotch reeks like murder? Hell no, no one would ever f*ck if that happened. Plus, chicks have no right to pull the "your crotch smells so I can't do this" card. Especially since our sweaty grundle probably still smells 12,000% better than her vag*na does normally.