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Just the smell of your partner can be comforting

Had a bad day? Go home and sniff your partner’s shirt, their side of the bed or take a good whiff when you go in for the welcome home hug. For women in secure relationships, a new study out of Stockholm University has shown that feelings of stress and discomfort can be alleviated by the smell of their romantic partner.

Unfortunately, the opposite is true for those in insecure relationships.

Physiology & Behavior, September 2018

First published: Dec 2018



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