The role that oxytocin plays in the reproductive lives of women has long been known, but research is also showing that it influences male sexuality as well. Amazingly, the hormone when taken as a nasal spray appears to boost sex drive in men, leading to speculation that oxytocin spray could become the new viagra!
In fact, in men, the effects of oxytocin go a bit further than women. In addition to all the “cuddle” effects, a case report in the Journal of Sexual Medicine shows it boosts men’s sexual performance too.
It describes a married man with three children with social anxiety disorder (excessive shyness) who was given oxytocin as a twice daily spray into his nose.
It didn’t do much for his shyness but had a Viagra-like action on his love life, both his desire for sex and his performance during it. He admitted he felt closer to his wife and even went as far as hugging a colleague, a gesture very out of character.
Yes, it’s only one case but the findings aren’t surprising given the way it seems to stimulate so many different aspects of sex.
There are rafts of research showing oxytocin levels are sky-high during arousal, masturbation and orgasm.
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