How Does Oxytocin Effect Love?
All you need to know about Oxytocin and its effects
What is Oxytocin?
Oxytocin in Romantic Relationships- Why is it important?
Men Stay Loyal & Attraction Lasts
Attraction is a very important factor in romantic relationships as well. Attraction allows partners to want each other physically and emotionally. It is also one of the three stages of love. Oxytocin increases attraction of people in romantic relationships towards each other. When it comes to attraction, a test was done where almost 40 men had gotten a dose of oxytocin and were placed in a brain scanner where they viewed pictures of their partners or women that were similarly attractive. The brain scanning of the men with oxytocin showed that the pleasure regions of the brain lit up when the partner was shown but not when the other women were. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2013). This goes to show how oxytocin allows people in relationships to always find each other more attractive than others creating a healthy relationship.