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Viagra = More Loving Sex???

Juan kindly forwarded me a link to a CNN story that says, "Viagra Boosts Feel-Good Hormone." Also today, in the Daily Mail, an article explains "HowViagra Makes Men Loving as Well as Lusty."

The Daily Mail says,

Scientists have found that the little blue pill stimulates production of the love hormone oxytocin, which is believed to promote romantic feelings and bonding between couples. ...
The discovery that anti-impotence drugs can also make men love their women more was made by scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US.

The article goes on to quote lead researcher Meyer Jackson as saying that this is just one tiny piece of the puzzle.

As I wrote last week in Viagra Boosts Oxytocin, the oxytocin release in the mouse brains only took place when the neurons were stimulated directly.

Therefore, it's possible that Viagra could increase the oxytocin release after sex is one were going to take place, but, if a man weren't already inclined to a little snuggle and intimacy after sex, it wouldn't suddenly make him loving.

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