Why? Because apparently that makes you enjoy sex a whole lot more.
Sounds strange doesn't it?
Published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, researchers found that people who have a better sense of smell actually experience more pleasure during sex.
Especially for women, as the study found they have more orgasms during intercourse.
To conduct this study, researchers gave Sniffin' Sticks to 42 women and 28 men who were between the ages of 18 to 36. This evaluated their sense of smell. Then, they answered a survey about their sex life, with questions about their desires, sexual frequency, orgasm frequency, and perceived pleasure during sex were included.
The research found that people high the higher sense of smell rated their sexual intercourse as more pleasurable. However, there was no link between people's smelling abilities and their level of sexual desire.
The researchers hypothesise that "the perception of body odours such as vaginal fluids, sperm and sweat seems to enrich the sexual experience," Business Insider reported.
We guess Rihanna was onto something when she sang, "Sex in the air I don't care I love the smell of it."