Sunday, November 19, 2006

it's only a fetish if you don't discuss it

Book sniffing, that is.

"There is a theory, for example, that we choose a long-term sexual partner based in large part on odour, and we like someone's smell if their immune system is complementary to our own, so that offspring will get the best protection possible. Different kinds of books have characteristic smells, too, from the no-nonsense, almost newspapery tang of cheap paper and ink of a paperback thriller, to the high-class, sweet-polish aroma of the glossy coffee-table book."

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