Hormones and Romance

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Have you ever wondered why you may experience a heightened sensation of love feelings during this annual observance of romance? Well, there may be more to your mutual state of romance and bliss during this Valentine’s Day, but scientists claim that you need to look beyond the chocolates, the fluffy stuffed animals, and the love poems to find it. Well, maybe not the poetry. According to experts with The Endocrine Society, it may actually be a little poetry that enhances the mood. That is P-O-E-TRY. P for prolactin, O for oxytocin, E for estrogen, and T for testosterone… These four love hormones play key roles in romance and influence our bodies and our psyches. Research proves that even though estrogen and testosterone provide the fuel, no hormone alone can spark mutual attraction in a couple even on passionate Valentine’s Day.

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