The Kinsey Institute: Olfactory Study, Slide 2/4


The study consists of a laboratory-based experiment using subjective and physiological measures of female sexual arousal and mood. Responses are obtained from female subjects in different fragrance conditions (e.g., perfume), as they watch a sexually neutral film, erotic film, or fantasize. During testing sessions, women wear necklaces which contain the relevant fragrance stimulus. Each woman is tested during the follicular and the periovulatory phases of her menstrual cycle.

Investigators: Investigators: Cynthia Graham, Ph.D., Erick Janssen, Ph.D., Stephanie Sanders, Ph.D.
Research Assistant:Research Assistants: Nicky Flory, Amber Houston, Jessica Feder, Kristi Young.

The project was funded by the Olfactory Research Fund, Ltd.

Copyright 1997 The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.

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Last updated: 01 December 1997