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This wonderful molecule is the bond in all your relationships. It has been described as hormonal superglue and influences us through touch.
When the buzz of a new relationship fades it is oxytocin that remains and keeps the bond which strengthens over time. Oxytocin is deeply involved in parent-child bonds, it is this hormone which stimulates the production of milk in a nursing mother and induces parenting behaviors.
It makes your skin more sensitive to touch and it spikes at orgasm, making couples (women especially) committed to each other. It bonds us to friends, children, lovers and family.
A simple hand-hold can produce that warm fuzzy feeling, or even petting your dog. What a nice molecule.
I love this very sweet description which illustrates this post well;
“I know one reason kissing was created. It makes you feel warm all over, and they didn’t always have electric heat or fireplaces or even stoves in their houses.”
Gina, age 8 (The Things Kids Said)
Take a look at some oxytocin inspired jewellery here! It’s as beautiful as the hormone itself and it has a special meaning.
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Love Junkie Earrings are inspired by the molecule phenethylamine which is the hormone that I would describe as that ‘new love’ kind of feeling. You can read more about it here, and below see the earrings from my Chain Reactions Collection.
“Love itself is what is left over when being “in love” has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.”
? Louis de Bernières
by Raoul Paulet
“Love Junkie” ring! Perfect for any ladies that are crazy in love or are loved like crazy!
The front shows the molecule phenylethlamine – which is the hormone that makes us act a bit strange when we first fall for that special person. Handmade from sterling silver. Click for more info.
Imagine how you feel when you first fall for someone. Easily distracted? Singing or humming to yourself? Daydreaming and smiling so much that you get funny looks on the bus!? Well that’s probably PEA at work giving you that amazing natural high.
Of course, when you are in love the brain is swimming in chemicals and there are other guys we can thank for our feelings too, dopamine and serotonin are highly present, testosterone also brings lust and even adrenaline helps with that ‘butterflies in your stomach’ feeling. Oxytocin is what develops to create lasting bonds. But I think PEA gets overlooked and it has a role to play too. And a there’s a very noteworthy buzz to be had from it.
PEA is phenylethylamine; a neurotransmitter which controls some of your feelings associated with love and lust. The feeling you get from PEA is what I would describe as intoxication, it’s often highly present in the bloodstream of new lovers and really influences your feelings towards that special person that you can’t get out of your brain.
It has been described as the “molecule of love” because when it is in action in your brain you will feel euphoric, you feel like you are floating on air.
Not in love? Not to worry, did you know that chocolate also contains PEA? Although it is disputed whether or not eating chocolate will boost PEA in the brain, something tells me there are many of us out there who would testify to the buzz it brings us!
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Heartstrings is a unusually shaped ring, with red strings running through the center. The heart shaped case is made from sterling silver and riveted together, the strings are made from a firm but elastic silicon cord.
1. heartstrings The deepest feelings or affections: a tug at the heartstrings.
2. One of the nerves or tendons formerly believed to brace and sustain the heart.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
…and a great reward.
When you are looking forward to something, dreaming of it and working to make it happen, the sweet taste of anticipation, it’s dopamine that is at work.
Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that creates desire and passion. It is the link between thinking you want something – and actually moving and getting what you want.
It heightens your experiences and builds your desire to have them again, without dopamine you would feel joyless and unenthusiastic.
For many of the reasons above it plays an important part in the chemical cocktail of love, it is often associated with addiction and could quite probably be responsible for what addicts us to each other.
When you’re pursuing your dreams it’s the dopamine flowing, and it is the reward when you achieve them. I think it’s my favorite molecule, and thanks to it’s marvelous effect I would guess you are probably a fan too – even if you didn’t know it!
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This great talk by Helen Fisher quenched my thirst for information about hormones for a short while. She speaks of romantic love, the chemistry involved and the power of its addiction.
“Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped.”
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