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Oxytocin car freshener

For first dates
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You just went out on a first date. You got along alright and are driving home with her. She might invite you up, she might not. Increase your chances with the oxytocin car freshener. The hormone oxytocin has recently been shown to increase peoples trust of others. Just hang it on the rear view mirror and let the oxytocin do the work.

"Want to come up for a drink?"

You bet.

leinypoo13, Aug 08 2007

Nature: Oxytocin and Trust http://www.nature.c...umm/e050602-13.html
[leinypoo13, Aug 08 2007]

In a risky investment game, experimental subjects given nasally administered oxytocin displayed "the highest level of trust" twice as often as the control group. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxytocin
[normzone, Aug 08 2007]

Oxycalm http://www.oxycalm.com/t3/index.shtml
[leinypoo13, Aug 08 2007]

Liquid Trust http://www.verolabs.com/
Yet another company trying to cash in on the Oxytocin craze. [jutta, Aug 08 2007]


       As a veteran of the oxytocin wars, I want to bun this, but can it be absorbed through the air?
normzone, Aug 08 2007

       Dag namit, I thought it said oxycotin air freshener
evilpenguin, Aug 08 2007

       It would also cause pregnant women to go into labour prematurely. [-] not good.
vincevincevince, Aug 08 2007

       Of course if they ever figure out they've been spiked then no amount of oxy-this-or-that will hold back the apoplectic rage.
wagster, Aug 08 2007

       This might be useful for bank robbers or politicians.
xandram, Aug 08 2007

       Sooo wrong.
skinflaps, Aug 08 2007

       Used car salesman?
the dog's breakfast, Aug 08 2007

       Oxytocin also limits production of new memories. Which might be good or bad, depending on what they are.
bungston, Aug 08 2007

       I am sure something to that effect will be made soon. Check out Oxycalm in the links. That guy with the hat, that is going to be me.
leinypoo13, Aug 08 2007

       Boys since time began have dreamed of being to manipulate the "fairer sex" by means of spells and chemicals.   

       I suspect that the effect is not all that the advertising implies it could be.
normzone, Aug 08 2007

       I'd just like to point out that this will cut both ways. If your date is more likely to go along with whatever you suggest, you will also be more likely to go along with whatever s/he suggests.
DrCurry, Aug 08 2007

       The difference between this and shooters at the bar? None. [+]
Noexit, Aug 08 2007

       Except for the minor point of knowledge and consent from the victim.
jutta, Aug 08 2007

       I disagree with that, [noexit]. One shot loosens you up a little, several makes you drunk, too many will kill you.   

       I doubt airborne oxytocin has that intense a curve.
normzone, Aug 08 2007

       [DrCurry] -   

       "So, there's a 24 / 7 hour marriage chapel right around the corner..."
normzone, Aug 08 2007

       The bakesperson is correct. I am a firm believer in chemical experimentation, but without consent it becomes very sinister.
wagster, Aug 08 2007

       So this is just another, possibly useless, way to dispense a widely-known creepy drug that's available as "atmosphere enhancement spray"? What the hell is wrong with a spray bottle like every other sick, twisted freak is already using? [-]
baconbrain, Aug 08 2007

       If you accidentally overdosed on oxycotin, then wouldn't you accidentally trust a used car salesman, politician, or religious leader!? Does this mean you lose your ability to rationalize? Scary!   

       On the other hand, couldn't this be used for good, such as making teamwork happen at the workplace? Couldn't we eliminate the need for time clocks and lawyers if everyone were to smoke a trust pipe before coming to work!? Couldn't this be used on the boss, simply stick it in the AC vent in his office, and then get that raise or promotion you deserve?
quantum_flux, Feb 17 2008

       Or she might go into contractions. Or she might go inside and make love to her husband. No garantee of results. What if she held back but then fell for the butler fifteen minutes later? If it works on her might it work on you causing you to cheat on her with whomever you offer a ride to? The fact is that I don't think you get a very even dosing through inhalation and will probably experience wicked side effects. Nothing like that embarasing persistant erection that results from your excitment at "being invited in for coffee".
WcW, Feb 17 2008

       An inapropriate erection on your part is unlikely to inspire her interest in you as a sensitive and controled lover.
WcW, Feb 17 2008


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