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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hormone may help protect monogamous relationships - Los Angeles Times

A study published Tuesday in the Journal of Neuroscience has uncovered a surprising new property of oxytocin, finding that when men in monogamous relationships got a sniff of the stuff, they subsequently put a little extra space between themselves and an attractive woman they'd just met.

Oxytocin didn't have the same effect on single heterosexual men, who comfortably parked themselves between 21 and 24 inches from the comely female stranger. The men who declared themselves in "stable, monogamous" relationships and got a dose of the hormone chose to stand, on average, about 6 1/2 inches farther away.

via articles.latimes.com

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2012/11/hormone-may-help-protect-monogamous-relationships-los-angeles-times.html

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