nursemyra is turned on by certain smells. the smell of a lover’s armpit or groin can make me weak with desire and if someone smells not bad but ”wrong” I know without any doubt that there would be no future in a relationship.
havelock ellis had some interesting things to say about smell too. “It is said that Asiatic princes sometimes caused a number of ladies to race in the seraglio garden until they were very heated. their garments were then brought to the prince who selected one of them solely on the odour.”
the Romans believed in a connection between a large nose and a large penis. A similar belief in the association between the sexual impulse in women and a long nose was common in England in the 16th century. “Her nose, which by its length assures me of storms at midnight if I fail to pay her the tribute she expects…..”
image by Felicien Rops
It is highly likely that there is an intimate relationship between the olfactory mucous membrane and the genital apparatus. Experiments have shown that it may be possible to control bleeding from the nose by applying ice to the sexual regions. Fere records the case of a newly married lady who, when she experienced intense sexual arousal, also experienced much secretion from the nose. Other investigators report similar findings; the popular expression “bride’s cold” indicates that this effect is widely recognised.
In 1903 a 56 year old man was operated on for the removal of cartilage in his nose after an accident. he was cocainized and no pain was felt during the operation but the reflex influence of the pain upon the genitals caused semen to flow continually for three weeks!
olfactory influences play a certain part in various sexually abnormal tendencies. the case of a young woman which was recorded by Moraglia showed she was irresistably excited by the odour of fermenting male urine. there was also another case in which the wife required flatus from her husband.
the romans alluded to bodily smells as sexual attractants in their literature. Ovid said “it is scarcely necessary to remind a lady that she should not keep a goat in her armpits.” Galopin remarks that while “some women’s armpits smell of sheep in rut, others have a fragrance of ambergris or violet”
since nursemyra is as fond of semen as she is of seamen, I’ll take the briny odour of a sperm whale over a rutting sheep any day