The Power of Love

I’d like to start this blog site with some data and science behind the mystical aspects of love. Is it healing? Can it truly change our biology or neurology or physiology? According to science there are many factors.

The three stages of love are lust, attraction, and long term attachment. It’s vital to reach the third stage which is as much about friendship, than it is lovers.  It’s where the long distance vision comes in and you began to accept the good, the bad, and the ugly about your partner.

When initially finding a partner, data says we are looking at genes.  Evolution means one thing, we must procreate to keep our species alive and behind the conscious choices are this fact. Some data points to even the smells being familiar to our own mother and father.

The power of love is not just something in the air, but hormones and chemicals.  So it’s quite logical that once you reach the final stage of attachment you get the flood of oxytocin and vasopressin, two chemicals released during sex. 

The good news is we have found scientific data to support love, cuddling, and intimacy that does’t just feel right but deepens the bond between both people.

love, hormones, science

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