A new study revealed that wearing your boyfriend’s clothes is also good for your mental health. The study, conducted by the University of British Colombia found that getting up close and personal with your partner’s smell via wearing his clothes lowered the amount of stress hormone cortisol in the brain, making the wearers way more zen. Conversely, women who smelled a stranger’s shirt had a higher incidence of cortisol/were more stressed, which is pretty interesting. The findings indicate that the smell of someone we love can reduce stress levels and negative emotions, so it stands to reason that having something close by that smells like a partner or even a parent or child could help comfort us when we have to be away from them for any period of time. It’s worth a try!
- Guys, do you like it when your girlfriend wears your shirts, sweatshirts, boxer’s etc.?