Orgasm and Courtship Signals

Seminal fluid is a cocktail of potent love biochemicals. Seminal fluid contains dopamine and norepinephrine, oxytocin and vasopressin, testosterone and estrogen, and FSH and LH. Without an orgasm, said Dr Helen Fisher, men lose the ability to send courtship signals.

Testosterone is critical for sexual desire, orgasm and a plethora more.

If a man has plenty of Testosterone coursing through his body, he’ll have more “mojo.” Give your lady a dose of Testosterone when you kiss her or ejaculate inside her. When you add to her Testosterone, it triggers sexual craving in your women.

“Don’t copulate with people you don’t want to fall in love with,” Dr. Fisher half-jokingly tells her students, “because indeed you may do just that.” Testosterone can kickstart the two love neurotransmitters while an orgasm can elevate the attachment hormones.

More on Testosterone in man, a powerful love biochemical:

- Low Testosterone can make you miserable, grumpy. make your sex drive low or absent, give you chronic fatigue, depression and irritability.

- Men with Low Testosterone die sooner than men with normal testosterone.

- When hormones are unbalanced, you have a higher risk of atherosclerosis (heart attacks) and stroke.

- Testosterone is crucial for bone density in men.

- Without enough Testosterone, you have more fat tissue, can get man boobs or osteoporosis, which increases the risk of bone fractures.

- Men with low Testosterone are more likely to get diabetes.  When men with blood sugar metabolism and diabetes issues take testosterone, their blood sugar control gets better.

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Love and the Feel Good Feeling

Love bio-chemicals are not just for lovers.  The love bio-chemicals activate all kinds of feel good feelings.

In particular, OXYTOCIN, which is released with orgasms, is also released when you share social media posts.

And with all the love bio-chemicals, there is a science behind them.  Feeling good is what we all want in love and in general.  Oxytocin is the love bio-chemical behind feeling good.

Neuro-economist Paul J. Zak (Claremont Graduate University) has discovered, and scientifically proven for the first time, that social networking triggers the release of the feel-good hormone, Oxytocin.

Oxytocin (not Oxycontin, the addicting painkiller) is the hormone which triggers a mother’s labor and delivery, thus fostering the bond between mother/child. It seems reasonable that it would also trigger other types of related coupling and trust behaviors. It has been proven that Oxytocin release also produces feelings of affection and contentment. A general sense of calm and love are also triggered by the release of this powerful hormone. Oxytocin remains dormant and stored in our brains and in other parts of our bodies. It is the release of this hormone which produces the feelings. So strong is the effect, that most people would not need to be encouraged to try those activities which release Oxytocin. In fact, they may naturally be addicted to them e.g. octo-mom, “crackberry”, etc.

Zak’s study of Oxytocin and social networking revolved around time spent on Blackberry use, Facebooking, MySpace and Twitter and the measurement of Oxytocin levels. I think that these social networking tools simply facilitate and, in some cases, replace the now old-fashioned face-to-face conversation. That conversation is now known as “social networking.” Its content was built from the question, “What’s new with you?” All of these new social media tools are simply a new way of “broadcasting” the answer to the age-old question of: what is new with you?

There are other known health benefits related to networking as well. Additionally, we know that being connected to people and having many friends has long been associated with increased lifespan and the ability to ward off illness. There is a inborn human desire to communicate with others. Isn’t that the most viral definition of social networking?

I believe that this data should be a wake-up call for every company who is revisiting their marketing programs and determining whether or not social media is “real or here to stay.” Today, some type of social media strategy should be part of every firm’s marketing plan. People want to connect with others who have shared interests via the hand-held mobile network, laptop computers/Internet and otherwise.

Research tells us that when Oxytocin is released, trust and contentment increase while fear and uneasiness decrease. This sounds strangely similar to the longstanding, widely-known goal of “brand loyalty” which companies strive to achieve through a variety of means. It appears that the most viral way to create brand loyalty may indeed be word-of-mouth.

What has yet to proven is whether this “feel-good” feeling is or can be translated into increased and measurable consumer spending habits and patterns. But that data can’t be far behind.

Smart marketers will create simple, intuitive ways in which their users, vendors, customers and so forth will be able to connect and “reach out and touch someone.” Perhaps Bell Telephone Systems was just ahead of their time. Today it will be on your handheld mobile device rather than your pink princess phone…

Source:
The Science Behind Feeling Good While Social Networking

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Orgasm, Oxytocin, Dopamine, Sexual Expression, & Making Love

Sexual expression is a beautiful thing. Orgasm can also set up an addictive cycle; a phenomenon Napoleon Hill recognized and stated that over indulgence in sexual expression may become a habit as destructive and as detrimental to creative effort as narcotics or liquor.

Now modern neuroscience has revealed that the addictiveness of sex is due to the love biochemical of dopamine, an enticing neurochemical that drives the reward center of the b-spot (brain)’s limbic system. Activating dopamine initiates our desire to pursue passion at any cost because it increases our genetic success with procreation.

Dutch scientist Gert Holstege reported not long ago that scans of men climaxing resemble those of people shooting heroin. The result can be an addictive cycle not unlike a recreational drug user experiences. Dopamine over-stimulates the brain. After orgasm, dopamine drops way down. The lows, in combination with other, natural neurochemical changes, can create feelings of depression, depletion, irritability, or neediness or needing separation.

Next up, the neurochemical called oxytocin, the “cuddle hormone” or “love hormone” helps us fall in love. Oxytocin is produced when we engage in affectionate touch or selflessly nurture another. Oxytocin is unique among neurochemicals in that the more we produce, the more receptive our nervous systems become to it. Oxytocin counters the effects of stress, helps relieve depression, decreases both cravings and the symptoms of withdrawal, and increases sexual receptivity. It produces feelings of “all is right with the world,” the perfect mindset for creating abundance. Oxytocin may be the reason behind the results of numerous studies associating long-term intimate relationships with better health and greater longevity.

The chemistry of the wonderful B-Spot holds the key to inner equilibrium. “Destructive emotions, through the chemistry of the mind, may destroy one’s sense of justice and fairness, and even, in extreme cases, one’s reason.” Sex has the power to shift brain chemistry for the worse, unless it is used carefully and lovingly.

Sex, alone, is a mighty urge to action, but its forces are like a cyclone – they are often uncontrollable. When the emotion of love begins to mix itself with the emotion of sex, the result is calmness of purpose, poise, accuracy of judgment, and balance.

The balance comes from increasing the affectionate contact between lovers while avoiding the feelings of depletion that accompany excess sexual activity.

Smart people recommended making love with self-control to improve health and genius. Both John Humphrey Noyes and Alice Bunker Stockham, MD have research that shows these benefits.

When harnessed, and redirected along other lines, [the sex drive] maintains all of its attributes of keenness of imagination, courage, etc., which may be used as powerful creative forces in literature, art, or in any other profession or calling, including, of course, the accumulation of riches.

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Love Biochemicals: The Elusive G-spot

The elusive G-spot.  Many women swear they have one, but a new review of 60 years of sex research shows science (often by male doctors and researchers) still can’t definitively find the G-spot.

Based on a review of 96 published studies, an Israeli and American research team came to one conclusion.

“Without a doubt, a discreet anatomic entity called the G-spot does not exist,” said Dr. Amichai Kilchevsky.

Kilchevsky doesn’t think women who claim to have a G-spot are crazy either. “What they’re likely experiencing is a continuation of the clitoris,” he said. G-spot skeptics often point out that the tissue of the clitoris extends into the body, behind it where the G-spot would be located.

Kilchevsky, is a urology resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, and lead author of the review, published Jan. 12 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Researchers have used surveys, imaging scans and biopsies of women, all trying to locate and define the presumably orgasmic area on the vaginal wall known as the G-spot.

Kilchevsky conceded the work is not “1,000 percent conclusive,” allowing that other scientists could one day find something his team missed. But they would need new technology to do it, he said.

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Editorial:  If researchers studied a flaccid penis in its usual non-erect state, they would conclude that a discreet anatomic entity called a erect penis does not exist. However under the right conditions, penile erection occurs when two tubular structures that run the length of the penis, the corpora cavernosa, become engorged with venous blood.  Since the G-spot does not engorge with blood but transudate fluid and is felt and not seen, most male researchers would miss this.  They probably aren’t great lovers either because if they were, they would be able to arouse a woman and wake up her G-spot.  For the man and woman this is often a learned experience.

A half-century quest

The G-spot was named in honor of the late Dr. Ernst Gräfenberg, who in 1950 described a particularly sensitive 1- to 2-centimeter wide area on the vaginal wall. Gräfenberg’s description put Western medicine on a quest to define and learn more about the spot, purported to be a few centimeters in from the vaginal opening, on the vaginal wall toward the front of a woman’s body.

But Gräfenberg wasn’t the first to write about such an erogenous zone. The Kamasastra and Jayamangala scripts dating back to 11th century India describe a similar sensitive area, according to the new study.

Modern surveys of women on the subject only confounded the search. From a review of 29 surveys and observational studies, Kilchevsky concluded that a majority of women believe a G-spot actually exists, although some of those women also say they can’t locate it.

Other researchers have looked for physical evidence. Biopsies of tissue taken from the vaginal wall often find more nerve endings in the area of the purported G-spot than in other regions of the vaginal wall. But Kilchevsky and his colleagues also found biopsy studies with inconclusive results, and the authors point out that sensitivity in the human body isn’t determined by the number of nerve endings alone.

One 2008 study used ultrasound imaging to explore the vaginal wall of women, and found evidence of thicker tissue in the area of the G-spot among women who reported having vaginal orgasms. Women who said they had never had vaginal orgasms had thinner tissue in that area. However, other imaging studies included in Kilchevsky’s review couldn’t find a conclusive G-spot.

Ultimately, Kilchevsky said he hopes his conclusions support women who worry they can’t find the G-spot at home. (NOTE: the g spot is not necessary for orgasm)

“Women who can’t achieve orgasm through vaginal penetration don’t have anything wrong with them,” he said.

One study may yield clues

One study in the review kept “the possibility of a discrete G-spot viable,” according to Kilchevsky.

A Rutgers University research team recently asked several women to stimulate themselves in a functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) machine. Brain scans showed stimulating the clitoris, vagina and cervix lit up distinct areas of the women’s sensory cortex. This means the brain registered distinct feelings between stimulating the clitoris, the cervix and the vaginal wall – where the G-spot is famed to be.

Barry Komisaruk, the lead author of the fMRI study and professor of psychology at Rutgers University, advocates calling it the G-area, or G-region, instead.

“I think that the bulk of the evidence shows that the G-spot is not a particular thing. It’s not like saying, ‘What is the thyroid gland?’” Komisaruk said. “The G-spot is more of a thing like New York City is a thing. It’s a region, it’s a convergence of many different structures.”

Komisaruk said that pressing on the area proclaimed to be the G-spot also presses the urethra and a structure called Skene’s gland, which is analogous to the male prostate.

“Each of those areas have different nerve sites,” said Komisaruk. “I think there’s good enough data that a lot of women feel that that is a particularly sensitive  region.”

Debby Herbenick, a research scientist at Indiana University and author of “Great in Bed” (DK Publishing, 2011), pointed out that ambiguity is nothing new in sexual research.

“I’m not sure why some people get caught up in this desire to find this anatomic thing that is the end all be all,” Herbenick said.

Findings from the well-known Australian researcher Dr. Helen O’Connell show the vagina, clitoris and urethra may act as “clitoral complex,” during sex, Herbenick said. Any time one of these parts is moved or stimulated, it moves and stimulates the others.

“We don’t even have orgasm all figured out yet, I don’t why we would expect to have the G-spot figured out,” Herbenick said. 

Source: A new review of 60 years of evidence suggests that the G-spot doesn’t exist.

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Editorial:

In 2001, the G-spot was finally recognized as a functioning female anatomical organ, and was given the medical term: female prostate.  You would think this medical recognition ended the debate about the ‘myth of the G-spot but controversy makes for good news..

Zaviacic, M. The Human Female Prostate: From Vestigial Skene’s Paraurethral Glands and Ducts to Woman’s Functional Prostate. Bratislava: Slovak Academic Press, 1999

The decision to accept Zaviacic’s findings about the female prostate was made in 2001 but was not published until 2007 in Teminologia Histologica; International terms for Human Cytology  and Histology. This book is sale or can be ordered by phone (800) 638-3030 from L L & W customer service. 

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Love Biochemicals Orgasm Overdrive Danger

 

Love Biochemicals Orgasm Overdrive Can Lead to Death

Brazilian girl dies after a continuous orgasm of 12 minutes with a friend

Death of student Bianca Borges Bezerra, 21, from Belém (Brazil), which went into trance, having a prolonged orgasm for 12 minutes, and ended up dead. The young woman was having a relationship with a girl friend from college. The hospital that received Bianca confirmed that the continuous orgasm of 12 minutes was the cause of death.
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“She strongly held the mattress with her nails, opened her mouth in the form of ‘O’, and her eye pupils were spinning around in circles as if they were loose inside her eyes,” said the friend who was present during the tragedy.

Her friend also said that, she became suspicious when, at 10 minutes, Bianca continued in the same position, eyes rolling, mouth open and screaming loudly. “At twelve minutes she went out, and I ran after an ambulance”, said the friend.

At the request of the family, the police is investigating this case.

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Continuous orgasm trance can be considered a “mind-bending orgasm”, but usually does not end up in death.  A mind-bending orgasm is like being under the influence.

Love Biochemicals that surge through the body during orgasm include oxytocin, cortisol, pheromones, and prolactin. There is some evidence showing that oxytocin (produced by dopamine) levels increase during sexual arousal and orgasm in both men and women. The combination of oxytocin and female hormones like estrogen in women, encourage an emotional attachment with a partner.

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Do you know it’s Global Orgasm for Peace Day? Watch as Adam Gabbatt finds out in NY http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/video/2011/dec/21/global-orgasm-for-peace-day-video
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Love Biochemicals: Find the G-spot

Love Biochemicals: The G-spot

Love Biochemicals and hormones released with g-spot stimulation are as a result of stimulation by the nervous system; a process performed by neuroendocrine cells. The only hormone this decade known to be produced by the female prostate in this way is  serotonin. Serotonin plays an active role in many functions of the body. The G-spot known by the proper medical term as the female prostate is thought to be influenced by estrogens.

The G-Spot

Do not get a G-Shot (not necessary if you locate the G-spot naturally).  A waste of your money while making some doctor wealthy.  See the horrible side effects.

Keywords: Love Biochemicals, hormones, g-spot stimulation, nervous system,   neuroendocrine cells, serotonin. female prostate. estrogens

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Love Biochemicals: Testosterone–Raising Testosterone Levels

 

Testosterone is important for both men and women when it comes to the Love Biochemicals.  But is it is critical for men’s virility, sexuality, and strength.

Here are a few people talking about how to naturally increase testosterone levels.  As always, use your common sense while listening to these methods and like any advice, speak to your own medical expert before trying anything new.  You are responsible for your own body and health.

How to Raise Testosterone Levels Naturally

Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Symptoms of Low Testosterone

 

How to Determine Testosterone Levels

Testosterone Production

How to Increase Testosterone Naturally

Testosterone Superfoods to increase Testosterone Levels

 

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Female Orgasm Proof “on camera”

Female orgasm captured in series of brain scans

The animation will help scientists understand how the female brain conducts the symphony of activity that leads to an orgasm.

Two areas of the B-Spot (brain) that get activated are the hypothalamus and nucleus accumbens. After orgasm, activity in the hypothalamus and nucleus accumbens gradually calms down.

Scientists have used brain scan images to create the world’s first movie of the female brain as it approaches, experiences and recovers from an orgasm. The animation reveals the steady buildup of activity in the brain as disparate regions flicker into life and then come together in a crescendo of activity before gently settling back down again.

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fMRI images of a woman’s brain as she experiences an orgasm. Oxygen levels in the blood correspond to the activity of different brain regions and are represented here on a spectrum from dark red (lowest) to yellow/white (highest). Twenty snapshots of the data have been taken from a 12-minute sequence during which she approaches orgasm, achieves orgasm and then enters a refractory period.
Video: TheVisualMD.com

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The five-minute movie shows how activity changes across 80 separate regions of the brain in snapshots taken every two seconds. The animation uses a “hot metal” colour scale that begins at dark red and progresses through orange and yellow to white at the highest levels of activity

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By studying people who have orgasms, Professor Barry Komisaruk, a psychologist at Rutgers University in New Jersey and his team hope to uncover what goes wrong in both men and women who cannot reach sexual climax.

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The animation was compiled from sequential brain scans of Nan Wise, a 54-year-old PhD student and sex therapist in Komisaruk’s lab. “It’s my dissertation,” Wise told the Guardian. “I’m committed to it.”

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To make the animation, researchers monitored a woman’s brain as she lay in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner and stimulated herself. The research will help scientists to understand how the brain conducts the symphony of activity that leads to sexual climax in a woman.

As the animation plays, activity first builds up in the genital area of the sensory cortex, a response to being touched in that region. Activity then spreads to the limbic system, a collection of brain structures involved in emotions and long-term memory.

As the orgasm arrives, activity shoots up in two parts of the brain called the cerebellum and the frontal cortex, perhaps because of greater muscle tension. During orgasm, activity reaches a peak in the hypothalamus, which releases a chemical called oxytocin that causes pleasurable sensations and stimulates the uterus to contract. Activity also peaks in the nucleus accumbens, an area linked to reward and pleasure.

After orgasm, the activity in all these regions gradually calms down.

“It’s a beautiful system in which to study the brain’s connectivity,” Komisaruk said. “We expect that this movie, a dynamic representation of the gradual buildup of brain activity to a climax, followed by resolution, will facilitate our understanding of pathological conditions such as anorgasmia by emphasising where in the brain the sequential process breaks down.”

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In a new technique being developed by Komisaruk, people inside the scanner can see their own brain activity on a screen almost instantaneously. Through this “neurobiofeedback”, Komisaruk speculates that people might be able to learn how to change their brain activity, a feat that could perhaps help treat a broad range of conditions, such as anxiety, depression and pain.

“We’re using orgasm as a way of producing pleasure. If we can learn how to activate the pleasure regions of the brain then that could have wider applications,” he said.

Source:  Ian Sample, Washington DC guardian.co.uk, Monday 14 November 2011

Related:

I had an orgasm in an MRI scanner

Kayt Sukel went to extraordinary lengths to help researchers learn more about the neuroscience of the female orgasm

Kayt Sukel before entering the MRI scanner for orgasm research

Kayt Sukel before entering the MRI scanner. On the right is orgasm researcher Barry Komisaruk. On the left is PhD student Nan Wise. Photograph: Kayt Sukel

The first question, invariably, is, “Excuse me? You had a what where?” It’s not a surprise, really. People may not be shocked if you tell them you managed a wank on, say, the train or even in a public restroom. But when you announce that you took part in an orgasm study and managed to reach climax in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner as it recorded the blood flow in your brain? Well, that’s not something one hears every day.

It’s not the most romantic spot one might engage in self-loving. In fact, if you’ve ever spent time in an MRI scanner, it may seem nearly impossible. It’s claustrophobic, dark and very, very loud in that cramped chamber. But, both as research for my book Dirty Minds: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex and Relationships, and for my own morbid curiosity, I volunteered to help out Rutgers University’s legendary orgasm researcher, Barry Komisaruk, and come for the science.

The second question people ask me is, “How on Earth did you manage it?” The simple answer: keeping as still as humanly possible. If you move too much during an fMRI you can compromise the data.

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Kayt Sukel with the ‘orgasm mask’. Photograph: Kayt Sukel

A few weeks before my scanning session, Komisaruk’s associate, PhD student and sex therapist Nan Wise, walked me through the procedure. She said to help keep movement to a minimum (and the data clean), I would be fitted with a breathable plastic mesh helmet that would be screwed to the scanner bed. I’d be locked in and need the assistance of others to get out of the contraption.

I’ll be honest, I’d never previously considered the amount of movement in my orgasm habits prior to that conversation. I started to worry that I might not be up to the task. But when I mentioned my fears, Wise laughed.

“I know you can do it. Just practice,” she said. “You know what they say. Practice makes perfect!”

For the next two weeks, I did just that. To help optimise my body movement for fMRI, I attached a small bell – an ornament belonging to my cat – to my forehead with some duct tape.

Wise was right. With practice I diminished any jingling sound to something manageable, no matter how raucous I may have felt on the inside. And once she and Komisaruk had bolted me to the scanner bed, while it wasn’t easy to work up to an orgasm, I found it wasn’t quite as difficult as I had imagined.

Kayt Sukel’s first book, Dirty Minds: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex and Relationships, will be published in February 2012

Additional reading:   Sex on the brain: Orgasms unlock altered consciousness

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keywords: female orgasm, nucleus accumbens, hypothalamus, oxytocin, pleasure, b-spot, brain, climax, fMRI, sexual climax in a woman, anorgasmia, Dirty Minds: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex and Relationships

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Orgasm Love Biochemicals …Cure Hunger, Bring Happiness?

 

Orgasm Love Biochemicals …Cure Hunger and bring happiness?

Orgasmic Meditation (OM)

What do you want? What do you truly want? If you’re like most people, that simple question can be the hardest to answer. It’s your internal compass. It’s name is desire.

The 7 Rings of Desire® are aspects of the desire that may reside inside of you.

“Let yourself be gently pulled by the deeper desire of what you want.” – Rumi

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Sex rooted in orgasm will bring connection.
There is a different kind of power that you can feel in your life. You will find it through your sex.
It’s a sex that is rooted in orgasm. (the kind of orgasm we speak about) activates the love biochemicals of connection.

http://SexRingofDesire.com

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Oxytocin The"moral molecule" with Paul Zak

Where does morality come from — physically, in the brain? In this talk neuroeconomist Paul Zak shows why he believes oxytocin (he calls it “the moral molecule”) is responsible for trust, empathy, and other feelings that help build a stable society.

Oxytocin is created both in the brain and the blood.  It is released during sex in both men and women.  It plays a huge part in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Oxytocin, Paul Zak, shows, that trustworthy people are more “moral.”  In his experiment, there is a gifting experience that increases with each share.  The transfers showed trustworthiness.  The reciprocity experience produced more oxytocin.

Oxytocin via a nasal inhaler increased the transfer of the gift.  These studies showed increase in gift transfers.  Raising oxytocin creates the experience of sharing and donating with strangers.

Oxytocin can be raised with massage, dancing, praying and meditating.  Increases in oxytocin also increases feelings of empathy.  Paul Zak says that it is empathy that makes us, the human animal, moral.

Adam Smith, author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments,  said we are social creatures, and when we do something that makes another person happy, we get to share those happy feelings.

The oxytocin molecule does not work the same for everyone.  About 5% of the population DOES NOT release oxytocin on stimulus.  These folks are not sharing, they are stingy.  Psychopaths fall into this category.  This may be due to poor nurturing as a child.

Women can have thwarted oxytocin producing systems if they have been sexually assaulted.   High stress inhibits oxytocin in women and men.

In men additional bursts of testosterone make men more selfish.  Men  have ten times the testosterone as women.  Testosterone also makes us want to punish those who act immorally.

Interesting story about weddings and oxytocin.
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Bride has the greatest increase in oxytocin.  Next is the mother-of-the-bride.  Then groom’s father, then the groom, then family and friends.  The wedding ritual connects us to the new couple.  Also the bride’s rise in oxytocin connects her with sexual desire to her new husband.

Connecting with other people in person and through social media can increase oxytocin.

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It was reported that in one incidence there was a 150% increase in oxytocin via social media.   The reason, the young man was interacting on his girlfriend’s facebook page.

Connecting to other’s raises levels of oxytocin.  LOVE BIOCHEMICALS especially oxytocin connect us with the bond of lovematism.  Lovematism includes sexual magnetism and that is part of the lover’s bond.

Oxytocin makes us feel what other people feel. 

If you want to increase someone’s oxytocin, try this:  Give a HUG! 

Paul “Dr. Love” says eight hugs a day makes the world and your life better.

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Lovematism symbols include the heart hug.

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