By NICK SIRIANNO
Sex pheromones are nature’s silent way of saying, “hey there, want to make babies?” There are many kinds of pheromones; alarm, epideictic, signal, release, food trail, etc. But the sex pheromones are obviously the most interesting. What I find most interesting about pheromones is that they have a domino effect across species. Bambi, the classic Disney film about a young deer named Bambi who is raised by other animals in the forest due to an unfortunate hunting accident upon his mother, coined the term “twitterpated.” Now for all of you with a Twitter account, “twittepated” doesn’t have anything to do with Twitter. “Twitterpated” is the term that represents the “birds and the bees,” that are usually most lively in the spring season. It makes perfect sense, spring is mating season for most species. Birds, bees, humans included. Although humans mate year round, their reproductive cycles are on fire in the spring. It just so happens that school ends in spring, so we have a legitimate excuse to mate like crazy before we all leave for the summer.
Pheremones are contagious on a subconscious level. Humans to humans, animals to animals, humans to animals, and animals to humans. Yes, we can be inspired to mate just because all the squirrels, crows, turkeys, and deer are mating. We sense their ability to reproduce, and being a species that can’t be left out, feel the need reproduce as well. It is inherently a part of our genetic make-up to want to have sex. The main purpose of sex is to reproduce and to carry on a species. The second purpose is of course for fun and pleasure. In this day and age, and on a college campus it seems like the second reason for sex (pleasure) takes precedent over the first. Don’t get me wrong; I think sex for pleasure is way more important in our lives right now than making babies. We are a fortunate species to have learned this early on but that doesn’t change anything about when are sex drives are heightened most.Spring is when our sex lives operate at their optimum efficiency. As nature calls to us and says, “make babies” for the most part, we listen to her call and have a lot of sex just without the baby making part. Statistics show that most babies are born in January and February; this is no surprise, because nine months behind those months puts right us right about now, the spring season. If you’re feeling a tendency to “get at it” in the final weeks of school, it’s natural, I say go for it because naturally, it is what your body wants. There are pheromones in the air. We have been sending each other chemical messages for over a month, and our libido’s are acting they way they are supposed to. These messages are not in a text, but they might be, they are not in the surging music of the Tic-Toc but they could be, and they are most definitely not in your class lectures, but they are. The pheromone message manifests itself in many places. At this time of they year, they are everywhere. Love is in the air.