Hormones and transmitters produced during sexual activity
Sublimated sexual activity is thanks to the action of hormones and neurotransmitters. These substances have the effect of increasing the feeling of excitement during and after sex, helping to maintain family happiness.
1. What hormones and neurotransmitters are produced during sexual activity?
Oxytocin Oxytocin also known as the love hormone, is a neurotransmitter and hormone produced in the hypothalamus, transported to and secreted by the pituitary gland.
Oxytocin plays an important role in sexual function and reproduction. Specifically as follows:
For sexual function, oxytocin is released during periods of euphoria, helping to promote stronger orgasmic sensations. In addition, hormones also create feelings of wanting to be close, caress and make love with your partner. For reproductive function, oxytocin increases uterine peristalsis, causing contractions in the uterine or uterine muscles. As the cervix and vagina begin to dilate for labor, oxytocin is released to form contractions. Oxytocin also plays a role in social functioning. It helps people become connected, promotes teamwork, participates in social activities and stimulates feelings of wanting to be recognized, etc.
Endorphin Endorphin is a neurotransmitter released during sex, when feeling happy or performing sports activities. It binds with pain receptors in the brain to relieve pain, reduce stress, fatigue, and release negative thoughts.
In addition, it also has a calming effect on the central nervous system, creating a feeling of satisfaction. Feelings of drowsiness and mild dizziness also occur when the body secretes this hormone. Therefore, most men feel comfortable and fall asleep after sex.
Serotonin Serotonin is released after sex, helping you feel fulfilled, satisfied and optimistic in life. It has applications in mood regulation and anti-depressants.
Adrenaline Adrenaline is a hormone, a neurotransmitter produced in the adrenal glands during sex. When the concentration is high, it can cause the following reactions:
Dilation of the arteries Increases heart rate Increases blood flow to the muscles The above changes are thought to be the result of the feeling of euphoria during sexual activity. Candlestick. The higher the feeling of euphoria, the more adrenaline secreted. It gradually increases during sexual intercourse and is especially felt when reaching the climax.
Prolactin Prolactin is released after both men and women orgasm to help create a feeling of extreme satisfaction and pleasure. This hormone is also released in women after giving birth to stimulate mammary glands and breast milk production.
Prolactin works to help dispel fatigue, stress, create excitement in work and daily activities. This is the reason why people with a satisfying sex life often have an optimistic and excited spirit at work.
2. How is oxytocin connected to dopamine and serotonin?
Oxytocin , dopamine and serotonin are commonly known as happy hormones . When we are attracted to another person, the brain stimulates the secretion of dopamine, increasing serotonin levels and the production of oxytocin. This helps create intensely positive feelings.
3. The connection between oxytocin and love
Oxytocin is often associated with passionate love, especially in the early stages of love. It is produced during sexual intercourse and is associated with orgasm intensity. However, it also helps to improve the good qualities of people, helping to maintain a happy relationship, typically improving:
Trust A passionate look Empathy Recalling good memories Heart faithfully Communicate positively with each other Raise family responsibilities
4. Oxytocin and its relationship to loyalty
Oxytocin secreted more in family life will make both husband and wife see each other as more attractive than other objects in society. This may be due to the feeling of joy and excitement produced by the hormone.
According to the law of nature, the more time you spend with and loving your partner, the more oxytocin the body will produce; The more oxytocin your body produces when you're with your partner, the more you want to spend the rest of your life with them.
Treatment with oxytocin can help reduce the risk of infidelity. It can help you enjoy socializing with your partner instead of strangers of the opposite sex. The scientists also explain this may be because oxytocin has the ability to reduce novelty when interacting with strangers.
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References: healthline.com, medicalnewstoday.com, ihs.org.vn