Okay, so MSN.com is running a story on a study conducted in the 1990s into what smells men find sexually arousing. Turns out there are things besides the aroma of air that turn men on, including cinnamon buns, cheese pizza, buttered microwave popcorn and doughnuts. (Which makes me wonder if Homer Simpson was the sole participant in the study, though there is no mention of beer.) Oddly, a combination of pumpkin pie and lavender was one of the most arousing scents, resulting in a 40% increase in penile blood flow.
Oh, and lest you wonder why a story on a decade-old study is getting ink from MSN.com, or perhaps why anyone is studying what turns men on instead of what turns on women, who are decidedly more complex in that department: Both pages of the article have huge ads for Viagra. I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn the study was funded and promoted by Pfizer, which makes the most famous pole-stiffener. Pretty crafty of them, don'tcha think? After all, which would you rather do to put some starch in the ol' couch potato, smear your thighs with punkin pie or slip him an itty-bitty pill?