Nibbling on her nipples has an extra benefit of releasing more oxytocin in your partner. Watch and learn why increasing your and your partner's levels of oxytocin is a good thing for sustaining passionate and thriving relationships.Recently, I was invited to attend an Oxytocin Party.** I know that this may sound a bit strange and something one would only find in Northern California. The fact is it was very enlightening; the goal was to educate those attending on the beneficial affects of oxytocin.Each person at the gathering had the opportunity to have a one-to-one consultation with a licensed homeopathic doctor. If, after the consultation, the individual felt oxytocin might be beneficial to them they had the chance to try a dose. Some people attending had already tried the oxytocin lozenge but for others this was their first experience.As Host of Intelligent Love : 411 for Men, I was invited because of my interest in the chemistry of love. I wanted to learn more and get a first hand look into the praised positive affects I have been hearing about oxytocin.Oxytocin has been in the press quite a bit in the last few years with nicknames like the bonding hormone, the trust hormone and the cuddle drug. Many studies have expanded our knowledge of the effects of oxytocin beyond its most known synthetic form Pitocin, given to induce labor in pregnant women.Literally translated in Greek to “quick birth,” the neurotransmitter oxytocin (ox-ee-TOE-sin) is naturally released in women’s bodies during childbirth, breastfeeding, nipple stimulation and orgasm. It is found in equal amounts in both men and women but its affects are felt more by women because of their levels of estrogen and prolactin, which increase the effects. Testosterone in men has the opposite effect, in turn negating many of the effects of oxytocin. Its presence in the body is associated with an increase in recognizing facial cues, bonding, the reduction of anxiety and an overall increase in levels of trust. As part of its anti-anxiety effects, it also helps relax and reduce blood pressure and cortisol levels. In men’s, oxytocin may facilitate healthy erections and sperm ejaculation.** Please note this should not be confused with either Oxycontin Parties or the Oxytocin Rave-like Parties they were reporting in the Times In India where kids were getting a hold of veterinary grade oxytocin and injecting it intravenously (both of which are completely illegal).Note: Oxytocin in low dosages (low IUs) is available over-the-counter but for the most part oxytocin is given as a prescription under the supervision of a licensed doctor.
"Intelligent Love: 411 for Men" series will explore the chemistry, psychology and practical wisdom of passionate and thriving relationships. Join the host of Intelligent Love, Joy Nordenstrom, Founder of Joy of Romance, Inc., each week as she improves your love quotient through an intelligent and fun peek into what makes you the best lover, the best boyfriend or the best husband you can be.