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tegdown
798368.  Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:31 am Reply with quote

Second book of G.I. Page 117

You could also have mentioned about Oxytocin and Pet Dogs

Who needs children when a puppy can provide a similar emotional experience? After playing with their pets, dog owners experience a burst in a hormone linked to infant care, not to mention romantic love and friendship, new research finds.

Nicknamed the "cuddle chemical" and the "love drug", oxytocin has been found to dampen stress, combat depression, and breed trust in humans. Studies of voles, mice and rats also point to oxytocin's role in pair bonding and social memory.
See :-

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16412-pet-dogs-rival-humans-for-emotional-satisfaction.html

and http://www.petsugar.com/Do-Beloved-Dogs-Raise-Oxytocin-Much-Loved-People-2696391

And :-

A friend and colleague (Toni Ziegler, an internationally known primatologist) sent me an article in a journal I usually never see, Hormones and Behavior, and I was sure you’d be as interested in it as I am. The authors, M. Nagasawa et. al., found a correlation between the level of an owner’s oxytocin and how much their dog tended to gaze directly at them.


http://www.theotherendoftheleash.com/oxytocin-increases-when-your-dog-looks-at-you

 
Jenny
799077.  Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:05 pm Reply with quote

Or you could breastfeed a baby instead!

 
Ainee
799161.  Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:39 am Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
Or you could breastfeed a baby instead!


Yup, oxytocin is a wonderful thing. All warm, loving, glowing and comfortable. Post-orgasm bliss too. Can oxytocin surges be increased in the body, with drops or pills? Is it going to be marketed or prescribed soon? Do men get the same effect from it, as they are missing out on the breastfeeding joy, poor things? It is the Happy Hormone, IMHE

 
tegdown
799165.  Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:59 am Reply with quote

Thanks for the laugh Jenny. I guess you have worked out that I am but a humble male :)

BTW, men do get the oxytocin surge as well, though at 74 years of age, mine is mainly from stroking my Golden Retriever :)

 
Arcane
799174.  Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:54 am Reply with quote

I must have been missing something... breastfeeding was a means to an end, I got no warm wonderful feelings from it. Curse my overly practical nature at times!

 
nitwit02
799326.  Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:06 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
BTW, men do get the oxytocin surge as well, though at 74 years of age, mine is mainly from stroking my Golden Retriever :)





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