Do you have any idea, what oxytocin is? Hypothalamus releases this hormone, which is not only involved in female reproduction, but also affects their minds. It makes an impact on our cognitive and social behavior. Sometimes people know it as the ‘Love Hormone’, that brings women amazing and marvelous feelings. It has many other names, such as ‘the cuddle hormone’ or even ‘the chemistry of happiness’.
Oxytocin is produced even in bigger amounts, when a kid suckles at the mother’s breast. It helps women create such a strong connection with their children. Maternal bonding is not the only thing this hormone promotes. It increases our sensation of love to other people, the feeling of satisfaction. One may call it the chemical essence of love.
Nevertheless, you should be informed about the hidden sides of this hormone. It turns out that oxytocin is not completely beneficial for us. We want to provide you with more facts about it, so that you could know even the darkest sides of it.
Oxytocin and relationships.
The behavior of lots of people is controlled by this hormone. If the relationships are based on strong dependence, it might be the case, and you may even be unaware of it. When this happens, the person’s mind is blurred, and one stops thinking objectively. Due to the oxytocin, we lose our focus on important issues and become captive to the people we love.
It may seem a little exaggerated, but this is the truth. Doctors even compare this type of passion to someone with intoxication or drunkenness. In case a person is overdosed of oxytocin, they grow dependent on love they cannot control or escape from, even if it hurts a great deal.
Oxytocin and social life.
This hormone can make an impact on our social behavior. Until recently scientists have thought that oxytocin helps us lower the level of stress and anxiety that may arise from our communication with other people. The new research has proved that this chemical affects our relationships in an unhealthy way. Due to it we grow too obsessed with other people, which leads us to self-destruction.
Oxytocin and alcohol.
There are more similarities between these two than one may think. Both oxytocin and alcohol affect our brain lowering the feeling of fear. People feel bolder and start acting reckless, forgetting about the consequences. They want to experiment and try new things, which are not always good or healthy. Under this influence we stop being adequate and do not think objectively.
Love as a drug.
It doesn’t seem like a metaphor, when you learn more about oxytocin. When people are in love, our body releases a cocktail of various hormones, which make us feel more joy, passion, power and so on. Due to oxytocin our body produces also a very intense agent called phenylethylamine, which makes a huge impact on our body and mind. After receiving such a cocktail of substances people become addicted to love. They lose focus on important things and just want to receive more of it.
This information can clarify why people lose their heads when they are in love. Although it’s one of the best feelings a person could ever experience, it’s essential that we should control ourselves and do not do actions we would regret.
We at BetterMe want everyone to know and experience true love. It is out there for everyone and until it knocks on your door we are here to remind you that you deserve the best love!
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