Friends with Benefits or Lovers without Rights?

November 25, 2016

Recently, an ad circulated around the internet which promoted an unusual product: a pheromone-based perfume. The ad indicated that it was 100% effective. “The members of the opposite sex will be dazed by you”, it promised. There was a “scientific” description of why nobody would be able to resist the powerful effects of the magic scent.

The idea that love might have more to do with biochemistry than with the world of emotion is becoming more and more popular. It has also been suggested that there is one basic problem that has to be resolved. Within the field of love, we have to learn to “catch” or “entrap” others with our charms. Not one person, but many members of the opposite sex.