Have you been a victim of unrequited love? Have you been jilted at the altar? Do you suffer from heartbreak? The solution for all these could just be round the corner. Love drugs don’t exist just in fantasy stories. Oxytocin, referred to as the ‘love drug’, is a reality. The drug stimulates sexual feelings and creates intimacy among partners. It brings people closer to each other and seals emotional bonds for a lasting relationship. Tried and tested on rats, this drug has shown promising results on these creatures that exhibit similar companionship traits as human beings. This means a dose of Oxytocin can make a person fall head over heels in love with you? Well, not yet. Scientists are still experimenting to examine if it really works to enchant people and save failing relationships.
Oxytocin is a hormone that is released when people have sex or during childbirth. It explains the intense bond between a mother and the child. The drug that has been created to generate similar feelings has the same name. The drug can be administered in the vaporized form through nasal sprays. For those of you who thought love was divine, this finding could come as a rude shock. Love might just be a ‘chemical imbalance’.