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What is oxytocin and why do they call it the cuddle hormone?

I was listening to the news the other day and heard about this hormone which they are talking about. I was curious a bit and I want to know what it is all about? Do both men and women have this? What are its effect to the body?

    Posted 6 years ago

    Oxytocin is the cuddle hormone because it is released during loving moments…. Snuggling up to your partner during a romantic film, walking hand in hand with your spouse, cradling your baby…. all of these moments are brought to you and made cuddly through your release of oxytocin.

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