They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. So when your boo is away for long stretches of time, you might be tempted to surround yourself with their personal belongings to keep you feeling connected. Well, Amber Rose has an interesting way of coping with the absence of 21 Savage when he travels for work. Let’s just say that the 34-year-old likes to keep one thing in particular within reach.
“I’ve sniffed his underwear, like where his balls are,” Amber said during her Loveline podcast. “It smells so good!”
Amber showed no shame. She went to say that his odors from down under are so… hot.
“Are we gross? That’s hot to me, I’m sorry,” Amber continued. “It has the smell of their pubic hair walking around throughout the day… Woo!”
Dr. Chris Donaghue, Amber’s podcast co-host, seemed to cosign the practice. Apparently the scent of a loved one can relieve anxiety and reduce the release of stress hormones.
“If there is something stressful going on and you have their t-shirt–or in our case, the undies– and you sniff it, studies show that it can drop cortisol levels,” Dr. Chris said.
Research that appeared in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology says that not only can the presence of a romantic partner reduce stress levels, the smell of their clothes can have the same effect.
“The scent of another person can activate memories, trigger emotions, and spark romantic attraction,” the study concluded. “… Perceived stress was reduced in women who were exposed to their partner’s scent.”
While there is some truth to what Amber and Dr. Chris said about her alternative form of aromatherapy, Black Twitter has mixed reviews on the subject. BET captioned thier post, “Umm, ok. I guess that’s one way to remember him.” And Twitter user Khleo Thomas said that Amber’s admission reminded him of a song that broke YouTube called “Smell Yo D*ck.”
Amber Rose reveals she likes the smell of 21Savage’s boxers…..does anybody else remember that song “Smell Yo D*ck” ? pic.twitter.com/j7Ct8LytcB
— Khleo Thomas (@KhleoThomas) February 8, 2018
Another Twitter user @sierralouise_ said that Amber is “on some weird sh*t, lol.”
amber rose definitely be on some weird shit lol
— sls (@sierralouise__) February 9, 2018
And @ShatanXVII said, “Yo Amber Rose so different, lol.”
Yo amber rose so different lol
— Kingin (@ShatanXVII) February 9, 2018
Everybody has their own way of getting through periods of separation from their loved ones. If this is what works for Amber and 21 Savage, then more power to them. Hey, to each his own.