Solbor's Blood wrote:
The Umbrella Corporation wrote:
Am I the only one who finds the idea of pheromones off-putting?
Male, female, gay, straight, Orion, Deltan. I don't like the idea of being overwhelmingly attracted to someone because of the way they smell. Its like being drugged to have sex with someone. I don't find it erotic or sexy at all. Exotic maybe.
Off-putting for a Deltan too I'd imagine. Having people fawning over you because they are too immature sexually to control themselves.
If it means anything, the most current research suggests that people don't respond to pheromones of someone from the opposite sex if they are attracted to the same same (as opposed to someone attracted to the opposite sex). Pheromones don't simply put someone in the mood.
I'd be interested in your source material on that. It's the first I've heard of it.
As for the Orion/Deltan pheromones things, keep in mind this was Roddenberry's era and he wasn't particularly subtle at times.