I learned something interesting today which is pretty ridiculous, but hilariously funny at the same time. In 1994, the US Air Force created a 3 page report on proposed "non lethal" weapons... one of them being a potential "gay bomb".
Basically, the idea behind it was to drop mass loads of copulins on their enemies, to make them sexually attracted to eachother (a female hormone which acts as a pheromone - men are HIGHLY attracted to it).
As funny as it would be, the idea never went further than a proposal.
But it does pose an interesting question.
Did the government really believe that the effects would be that powerful?
Just how influential are pheromones anyway?
If you believe everything you read on forums like Pherotalk, you might have a pretty unrealistic expectation of what they're actually capable of... but after a few years of testing, I am of the belief that you'll experience anywhere from 5%-20% of an increase in your overall attractiveness, social ability, and being perceived as high status.
Now those are some arbitrary numbers, and yes they were pulled from very rough guessing.
The point is, I see pheromone effects on a "sliding scale" kind of basis.
Some will have more effects than others...
... but the most important part is what you already bring to the table.
If you already have social skills, using social products will amplify your natural abilities.
If you have skills getting women, pheromones will give you an even greater "leverage point" where your ability to attract women is amplified even more with the use of pheromones.
BUT - pheromones will still work, regardless of where you are with your skills.
The only thing I have to say is that it won't be AS effective (just my opinion).
For example, if you see the review on Aqua Vitae, it is a blatant heavy hitter, but it's very difficult to "drive" if you don't have the level of skill required. A product like Evolve-XS is more suited to men who are more comfortable being social, and having that "sexual attraction" creep on on them (and their target women).
Bother are fantastic pheromone products.
But don't get disheartened...
Because even if you aren't completely living up to the "vibe" each pheromone product creates, you will slowly become more "congruent" with it over time. You can also actively work on your skills to be more congruent.
As another example, XiSt is a romantic attraction product - but I feel that it "melds" more around your personality than Aqua Vitae. And by the way, if you are still trying to figure out the difference between romantic and sexual attraction pheromones, read this before you buy pheromones.
It doesn't require super fast escalation, but even a little bit "driving" (like creating an "imprint" deliberately) can have lasting effects on the woman you're targeting.
... however, if you applied some solid game while wearing it (like the article I linked above), you would likely get closer to 20%, rather than 5% of the effects if you didn't know what you were doing).
This is just an example of 2 vastly different products. The list could go on, but I think you probably understand it by now.
On another note, I believe that's why the "gay bomb" experiment got scrapped - pheromones can be powerful, but they won't make people do anything against their will...
Still, it would have been pretty cool if they dropped it on some nazi groups or some other people that deserve it.
Anyway, just wanted to get that out there.
There are some interesting things on the way.