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    Default Measuring pheromone placebo effect?

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    Have any of you tried this?
    I mean it's kinda complex task really.. The only way I could imagine doing it at home

    is having two identical vials of cologne - one with pheromones and one without.
    It may be interesting because there

    DEFINITELY is *some* placebo effect at play.
    Too bad I don't have any pheromones except PI now and can't try it

    myself so I'm just curious about it.

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    No doubt the placebo effect is

    strong. With FDA medical tests of new drugs a placebo group is always used and often the "placebo effect" is

    stronger than the actual effect of the drug being tested, even for drugs ultimately considered effective. EG: the

    drug group beats the placebo group by 10%, but the placebo group beats the untreated group by 15%. Stuff like

    that is typical I believe.
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    I'm pretty sure there is a

    strong placebo effect as well. But either way they work, so it doesn't bug me that I may be paying for placebo

    effects.

    And sometimes I'm pretty sure the pheromones are effecting me more then the people around me, but

    since they make me feel more at ease and more social, and thereby help me connect with women, I'm fine with that

    mechanism too.

    -CAt

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    That's a good point too. I

    remember driving down the road with the windows up sure as heck I was catching peoples attention far more than

    without the pheromones I had on.
    To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

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