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Asked by louiepop to DJ, Kyler, Mia, Mick, Peter on 3 Sep 2013.
Keywords: bodyodour, boys, girls
@louiepop: another great question! The composition of male and female sweat is a little bit different, but more interestingly, females are more sensitive in smelling sweat than men, so they notice the smell more than men do.
An interesting example of how a scientist can flip a question and examine it from a different angle!
Another thing to add to this @louipop is that not everyone agrees on what is smelly. Its like maybe you love eating apples but the person next to you hates them. Somestimes the smell given off by one person is nice for some people and not nice for other. For example, most people agree that I always smell nice 😉 but thats just me.
But boys are also (on average) run and jump more than girls – especially as they get older. So more perspiration (sweat) and more smell. But in fact our sweat does not smell much at all unless bacteria get in it.
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