Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Friends Have Same Effect as Lovers?

The bonds of family are not unique?

From Mail Online:

For chaps who pride themselves on their wooing techniques, it is news guaranteed to wilt the self-esteem.

Many modern women derive just as much satisfaction from a meal with the girls as a night of passion with a man.

And there is a sound scientific reason, say experts.

A study has found women release oxytocin – the same chemical which helps them to reach a climax during sex – when they are with their friends.

According to a Californian university, a ‘socially rich environment’ and ‘strong social network’ are conducive to oxytocin production.

Read more here.


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