How Does Oxytocin Work as a Libido Treatment?

Oxytocin Loves Foreplay

Being touched anywhere on the body causes a rise in oxytocin levels, initiating a series of events that lead to biological and psychological arousal, including a rush of endorphins (the body's natural pain relievers) as well as a spike in testosterone levels (the hormone that kick-starts sex drive). It is released during sexual orgasm in both men and women.

How Does Oxytocin Work?

Oxytocin heightens that warm and fuzzy bonding feeling, increasing sexual receptiveness and intimacy. Considered by many to be the key lubricant in the machinery of sex, oxytocin also increases the desire to be touched further, reinforcing the cycle of sex hormone escalation.

Binghamton University Psychology Professor, Diane Witt, explains that since the release of oxytocin can be classically conditioned, after repeatedly having sex with the same partner, just seeing that partner could release more oxytocin, making you want to be with that person all the more.

Oxytocin's affect on the brain is greatly dependent on its interactions with sex hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and corticosterone. However, its effectiveness as the 'cuddle hormone' requires the presence of estrogen. This fact may partially explain some of the behavioral differences between the sexes when it comes to intimacy, the desire for cuddling, and even touch's role in the ability to achieve orgasm, since women's bodies produce vastly more estrogen than the male body.

Research has shown that women who were currently involved in a committed relationship experienced greater oxytocin swells in response to positive emotions than single women, leading researchers to speculate that a close, regular relationship may influence the responsiveness of the hormone.

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Free Consultation About Oxytocin and Libido Treatment

Call 480-839-4131 to schedule a free consultation regarding oxytocin and a possible oxytocin deficiency. You may also fill out a consultation request webform located throughout the site and someone from our office will be in touch with you at a time that is convenient for you to schedule your free consult. During your first office visit we will discuss your medical history and start with a dosage that fits your needs.

How often can Oxytocin be taken?

Oxytocin can be taken in low doses daily for those who have an oxytocin deficiency. For those who don’t and want to use only for social and intimate purposes, it can be taken on an as-needed basis. The dosing will vary depending on the person and the situation. Too much oxytocin can lower cortisol levels and affect the adrenal glands.

For more information on oxytocin, call 480-839-4131 to schedule a free consultation with one of our licensed physicians.

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