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All You Need is Oxytocin

I’m not sure if overdosing on love is a thing, but at the rate I’m going, I have a feeling I’m going to find out. 683 more words

Antidepressants

Sex, Hormones, and Insecure Attachment

Morality aside, there is an important practical reason not to give in to the pressure to have sex early in a relationship – it’s called oxytocin. 272 more words

Anxiety

Dogs´social skills linked to oxytocin sensitivity

The tendency of dogs to seek contact with their owners is associated with genetic variations in sensitivity for the hormone oxytocin, according to a new study. 680 more words

Dogs

Hugging is the Fountain of Youth?

Hugging involves rounded arms, affectionate squeezing, light back-patting, maybe some closed eyes and…healing properties?

Why Hugs?

A great big ole’ hug can take the sting off a rough day or express love when words simply do not suffice. 468 more words

Babywearing- "why" and "how to"

Humans need human touch… There is a countless amount of research on the increase in oxytocin levels when we cuddle, hug, touch another living animal, or express compassion for others. 644 more words

Babies

The Attraction Of The Familiar

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I sat beside him, breathing in his scent.  It’s subtle, but I love it because it’s his scent.  It’s familiar to me.

I remember reading years ago that there are pheromones that we all release and that part of being drawn to someone is also this subtle pheromone attraction that has to occur.  618 more words

Ruff Around the Edges

How many times have you taken your dog for a walk and ended up being walked by it? If this is quite a common occurrence for you… 573 more words

Biology