Scientists decodes Role of Oxytocin in Sexual Behavior

October 12, 2014 6:18 AM

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Scientists have succeeded in decoding a hormone involved in the mate selection process. Oxytocin, it is! Earlier, research revealed that the hormone oxytocin played a key role in stimulating social behavior in humans, but a study published Thursday in the journal ‘Cell’ suggests the hormone is likely to play an equally strong role in regulating female sexual behavior.

Oxytocin for long has been called the “love hormone” because it plays an important role in social behaviours such as maternal care and pair bonding.

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