Oxytocin can make men more interested in casual short-term flings, a new study claims

& # 39; Hug hormone & # 39; Oxytocin can make men more interested in casual short-term flings with unfaithful partners, a new study claims

  • Men preferred short-term relationships with unfaithful women
  • When oxytocin was given as a spray, this preference was exaggerated in men
  • Oxytocin becomes the & # 39; cuddle hormone & # 39; mentioned because it is released during tender moments
  • At the start of a relationship, the hormone could work to make sex more important
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A hormone that plays a crucial role in social bonding, sexual reproduction and childbirth can also make men more interested in short-term flings, a new study claims.

Oxytocin – also known as the & # 39; cuddle hormone & # 39; – is supposed to generate trust and generosity and is released during & # 39; tender moments & # 39; also during cuddling and during sex.

A new study from China has shown that the same hormone that helps with childbirth can cause men to want a short-term relationship more often.

It appeared that the men studied had a preference for relationships with someone they know was unfaithful in the past, but this was exaggerated when they were given the oxytocin hormone as a nasal spray.

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During the investigation, 160 people were shown photos of members of the opposite sex and researchers were told whether those people had been faithful or unfaithful.

During the investigation, 160 people were shown photos of members of the opposite sex and researchers were told whether those people had been faithful or unfaithful.

This suggests that at the start of a relationship, the hormone could work to make sex more important in choosing a partner than romantic bands, the study claims.

After the relationship ends and a relationship begins, the hormone would move to more romantic bands, say researchers from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

During the investigation, 160 people were shown photos of members of the opposite sex and researchers were told whether those people had been faithful or unfaithful.

Researchers discovered that giving men the oxytocin as a nasal spray would exaggerate their preference for short-term relationships with previously unfaithful women

Researchers discovered that giving men the oxytocin as a nasal spray would exaggerate their preference for short-term relationships with previously unfaithful women

Researchers discovered that giving men the oxytocin as a nasal spray would exaggerate their preference for short-term relationships with previously unfaithful women

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The participants were then asked to indicate their preference for a long-term or short relationship with the person in the photo.

They discovered that both sexes clearly prefer loyalty in a potential long-term partner, but the picture was different when it came to short-term relationships.

Men would say more often than women that they would have a short-term relationship with someone who had been unfaithful.

Women wanted a sustainable relationship with a loyal man.

Researchers discovered that giving men oxytocin as a nasal spray would exaggerate their preference for short-term relationships with previously unfaithful women.

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They discovered that it had the opposite effect in women, who were even more inclined to want a long-term relationship with a loyal partner after the nasal spray.

WHAT IS THE & # 39; CUDDLE HORMONE & # 39; OXYTOCIN?

Oxytocin, known as the & # 39; love hormone & # 39;, awakens confidence and generosity.

The chemical is naturally released from the brain into the blood of humans and other mammals during social and sexual behavior.

It is produced by women during labor to help them bind with their baby and stimulates the production of breast milk.

The chemical is also released during intercourse, giving it the nickname & # 39; the cuddle hormone & # 39; gets.

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Other loving details, from hugging a teddy bear to stroking your dog, also cause the release of the hormone.

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