Pheromones are chemicals generated by the human body to elicit a certain social effect. They can function as a sexual attractant, and some scientific research shows that humans use pheromones to detect ovulation or genetic variations that might identify a person as a suitable sexual partner.

However, pheromones are a subject of scientific debate. Currently, peer-reviewed research does not suggest that lab-created pheromones can make humans sexually attractive to members of the opposite sex