The Secrets Behind The Love Hormone Oxytocin


the love hormone oxytocin in The Notebook

Um, I think at least a few love hormones are flowing! | Source: Pinterest

You know how in the movies when the awesomely cute girl meets her awesomely dashing someone and they kiss and talk about what great “chemistry” they have?

Well, the on-screen lovebirds may not be scientists, but there is some science behind their “chemistry”–really!

The love hormone, oxytocin, is responsible for people feeling “madly in love” with each other, and helps break down barriers and build trust. It’s like a real, live love potion!

So, can you use the love hormoneto make people fall in love with you?

Here are the facts:

* Oxytocin is a hormone that gets released from our brains when we feel turned on. It makes us feel good and want to be even closer to the person we’re with.

* Oxytocin can make people feel calm, happy, secure, and less anxious.

Oxytocin makes you feel like you'll be 2getha 4eva! | Source: Flickr

* Some people think only girls have an oxytocin rush during or after sex, but studies show that guys release oxytocin during sex, too.

* Studies show that the oxytocin released in people when they’re around the people they love can even make wounds heal faster!

* Scientists have made synthetic versions of oxytocin that can be inhaled and have the same effects as the natural version, but they’re only available by prescription.

* Synthetic oxytocin is being used as an experimental therapy for Autism!

* One study showed that petting your dog can release oxytocin in your pet, making them bond with you! Woof!

Now that you know the facts, get out there and get your own love hormones flowing!

Do you feel the love hormone coursing through your veins when you see that special someone? Let me know in the comments!

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  • sidewinder

    This is a great article, but right now I’ve never fall inlove yet and I don’t want to, I’m thinking if there’s a possible way to convert my oxytocins into something that can make me extremely intelligent, because I’m jealous to those people who have an IQ of 150 and above, It seems like Intelligence is a big thing for me, I want to be a genius too

  • Aahana

    can somebody tell me from where i can buy oxytocin

  • seawind

    love…never been in love yet

  • fruitypebbles

    Love potion are not my thing. People shouldn’t use them because something might happen and you could end up getting hurt VERY VERY badly sooo i don’t use ‘em niether should anybody else.Thanks for hearing me out.

  • fruitypebbles

    Love potion are not my thing. People shouldn’t use them because something might happen and you could end up getting hurt VERY VERY badly sooo i don’t use ‘em niether should anybody else.

  • Bmblb

    You guys left something out, and my mom was just telling me about this today, but it’s what causes you to bond with your baby while it’s in the womb. This also plays a part in post partom depression, and in some women that depression lasts much longer than others, like years. I know it’s depressing, but it’s something that is important to know.

  • Missfiction

    i have a pet his name is Bogart and we are like peanut butter and jelly!