Quoting Quiverfull: Natural Body Odors Are A Turn On?

Quoting Quiverfull: Natural Body Odors Are A Turn On? October 9, 2014

sweatby Michael Pearl from his book “Holy Sex”

Trigger warning! May make you throw up!

Scientific studies have revealed that natural body odors are more seductve than the most expensive chemical perfumes After that, domestic spices like cinnamon have proven to be highly stimulating. Take an apple pie to bed and…well…look out!

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  • Anonyme

    “Take an apple pie to bed…”
    I’m envisioning Homer Simpson in bed, eating an entire pie.
    Actually, MIKEY, perfumes/scents go back thousands of years. There are even references to perfumed oils in the Bible. Very few people like parfum de sweat.
    Also, I’m trying to make the connection between body odor and cinnamon…

  • My mind automatically went to “American Pie”. Somehow, I doubt this is what Michael means…

  • Nea

    “Hey Debi! I’m not gonna wash and you’re gonna say it turns you on!”

  • Nea

    I think he’s saying that the smell of cooking is attractive, which is not news. He’s just filtered it through “I know better than what you elitists have with your expensive things I can’t afford.”

  • Joy

    Mine too!

  • Trollface McGee


  • I can trump all of ya with your “American Pie” and “Simpsons” references… “A Fish Called Wanda”. He liked body odors, she got off on foreign languages.

    Boo Ya!

  • Allison the Great

    My mind went there too.

  • Astrin Ymris

    True story: I worked at a bookstore once, and at the end of every business day, we’d have to sort out the the sex books and the cooking books that had migrated into each other’s shelves, and return them to their appropriate departments.

    Also, a CLEAN healthy adult has natural body odors that act as sexual attractants, sometimes even on a subconcious level. I’d read that studies had found that gay men found the body odors of other gay men more attractive than the smells of straight males or women.

    IOW, in face-to-face interaction, gaydar may be a thing. It doesn’t work over the television, though, and it NEVER works on muppets, no matter what Jerry Falwell thinks.

  • Allison the Great

    No, natural body odors are NOT a turn on. A couple of years ago, when I was a night stocker at a store, we each had our own departments where we would stock. I had soap haha, but the guy who stocked paper towels and plates had his own aisle, and he didn’t wear deodorant and he didn’t’ seem to bathe that much (at least, it didn’t seem like he did) anyway, the man stunk so bad that the aisle smelled like his body odor even in the day time when he wasn’t there. I’ve been back to that store a couple of times since then, and I don’t know if that guy works there anymore, but the aisle still smells like him. Body odor smell is never attractive. When I worked there, if I had to pass by that aisle, I’d hurry back to my soap aisle and take a big whiff of Dove for Men or Irish Spring so that I would feel like everything was right and good in the world again. Ahhhh…. soap. Such a wonderful thing. Men smelling like they are clean, fresh showered is a much sexier smell.

  • Allison the Great

    He can afford soap. It’s cheap.

  • ConcepcionImmaculadaPantalones

    It doesn’t work on Muppets?!?! (guess that’s what I’ve been doing wrong all this time!) Well, then what does?! Muppets are hawt. 😉

  • Astrin Ymris

    When I was twelve, I crushed on the hero of the animé series ‘Battle of the Planets’ ;-D

  • Astrin Ymris

    Some people have biochemical disorders which cause them to smell bad
    even if they bathe daily. And some people are allergic to the ingredients in anti-perspirants, deodorants, or they have a hard time finding something that works on them.

    And some people are just smellier than others. If you have dry earwax, certain odor-producing bacteria can’t feed off your sweat and make an odor.


    Mind you, I don’t insist on this explanation. Your erstwhile co-worker may have had really bad personal hygiene, or possibly poor personal hygiene plus some metabolic problems. However, since people can’t smell their own funk, he may not have realized that their was a problem. You’d think a supervisor would have addressed the problem with him.

  • Mirella222

    There is a middle ground to be had here. On one hand, you do not want to give up bathing for a month and stink up your whole house. On the other hand, wearing way too much cologne/body spray/perfume can be absolutely nauseating as well. It’s probably best to go with daily showers and just a spritz of a scent. The apple pie thing is just weird though.

  • ShinyZubat

    Define “natural odor” for me please. I do like my husband’s natural scent, but only when he’s, you know, clean. But it’s not really a sexual thing so much as it is a familiarity thing. I get the same kind of happy feeling when I catch a whiff of my cat’s fur or my favorite blanket.

    And what is he on about with the apple pie? I can think of few things less sexual to me than food…

  • Seeker

    He’s a pig, plain and simple.

  • KarenH

    If he’s fine with providiing only enough so that his kids are reduced to eating cattle feed, I can’t imagine he’s spending much of his budget on soap.

  • I’ve been working on a book on the history of fashion in America – for ages. Am nearly finished with it. One of the things I wanted to do was trace the history of cosmetics, perfumes, deodorants, things like that. From what I can find, we humans have been fighting the battle against body odor since we became human. Cinnamon was used as a deodorant, as were many other herbs, spices, and oils.

    One thing that fascinates me is that there are certain facts that appear to transcend time, space, culture, and history. The assumption was that everyone knew about it, so why even put it in a book? One of these items is laudanum, an opiate based pain medication. Another is deodorant. After several years of research from what I can find, it appears that the common alum or crystal deodorant stone, has been used by ancient civilizations through to modern humanity. Once again Michael Pearl is all wet, without a bar of soap to wash in – or he just plain stinks!

  • Petticoat Philosopher

    OMG ME TOO! Except I knew the show by it’s later dubbed version which was called “G-force.” It was the same show though. (Called “Gatchaman” in Japanese.) And yes, the hero was totally hot. 😛

  • Nightshade

    Same here. Is Mr. Pearl admitting to ‘unnatural attraction’ to pie?

  • gimpi1

    Humans have been using perfumes and trying to keep clean since ancient times. Most people prefer intimate partners that are clean. Many spices such as cinnamon were used as scents along with or before being used in foods. How much of a scholar can Mr. Pearl claim to be if he doesn’t know this?

  • lh

    Technically there are pheromones produced by the human body that we pick up on and those are often concentrated in natural sweat and body oils – but it’s really a subconscious thing, not a discernible smell. Body odor is just that – odor. My boyfriend does have an amazing natural scent to his skin, but by that I mean, he uses unscented soap and deodorant because he has sensitive skin and he always smells so much better to me than any other guy I’ve ever known. Only when he’s clean, though…he’s just as bad as others when he’s been working out or doing yard work.

  • Astrin Ymris

    YES! That’s the one!

    I kept waiting for episode which gave the Origin Story of G-force, but I never caught it.

  • Petticoat Philosopher

    There’s plenty of background on line. You can also watch full episodes on youtube, both English and Japanese versions, I believe.


    Funny this should come up because, if I can pull it off, I’m totally making this costume for Halloween. I’ve wanted to do it for years and this might be the one. I loved this badass chick!


  • Astrin Ymris

    OMG! Casey Kasem voiced ‘Mark’ on the ‘Battle of the Planets’ version! That’s such a surreal fact to learn after all these years.

    Good luck on the costume; it should be epic!

  • ConcepcionImmaculadaPantalones

    I’m not much of an anime person, as when I grew up things like that were still relegated to the random retail space in a strip mall and catering to the young males who played D&D (because the very first nintendo had only just been invented…:P) – still love me some muppets, not in a sexual manner mind you. And oddly enough the new Dr. Who would be up my alley though it may be due to the whole Scottish accent.

  • Astrin Ymris

    I haven’t really bothered to follow animé as an adult. 1978 ‘Battle of the Planets’ characters were drawn in a somewhat-realistic style, but the later versions of animé I saw had gotten ridiculous with the oversized eyes. I blame WWII Allied propaganda for giving the entire Japanese culture an eye-size complex.

    Did you watch ‘Farscape’? They had muppets as regular characters. *starts crying again over ‘Farscape’ being unfairly cancelled*

  • lodrelhai

    Was I the only one who crushed on Jason? v_v

  • Liz R.

    Does this make Mr Pearl the foul smelling husband whose long suffering wife still served sexually even though it was repulsive?

  • Nope. {blush} Hey, i was 11.

  • Not even cucumbers? {wink, wink, nudge, nudge}

  • Astrin Ymris

    Well, I actually remembered his character’s name before following the linky, so apparently Jason made some sort of impression on me.

    I also crushed on Patrick Duffy as Mark Harris in ‘Man from Atlantis’…. Maybe I really liked the name ‘Mark’?

    Or maybe it was more the form-fitting white duds on a well-muscled body… ;-D

  • B.E. Miller

    That was a good waste of a good pie… one should EAT the pie, not… uhm… never mind.

  • B.E. Miller

    PS glad to see that I was not the only one whose mind ‘went there too’!

  • B.E. Miller

    Mark! Jason was cute too!

  • Freebird

    Michael Pearl from his book “Unholy Stench”…