Oxytocin is a nano peptide hormone that is secreted by the posterior pituitary. Oxytocin produces a wide range of effects both peripherally and locally in the brain. It is released in large amounts in females during childbirth, nipple stimulation, and breastfeeding. Oxytocin is released by males and females during skin to skin contact, sexual arousal, and orgasm/ejaculation. Additionally, it plays a role in bonding, desire, social recognition, and trust, and is therefore known as the “cuddle” hormone.
Studies have also shown that oxytocin is associated with our ability to mediate emotional experiences in close relationships and maintain healthy psychological boundaries.
How does Oxytocin work as a libido treatment?
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 effect 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.
Oxytocin Creates a Greater Connection WITH ALL RELATIONSHIPS
Dr. Thierry Hertoghe, a long time author and researcher on hormones states, “In my experience, in most of my patients and myself using it, it works to increase all relationships that you have. It’s that positive. The greater the intensity of the contact that you have with the person the better oxytocin works for that attachment. This means the attachment will be greatest generally for the partner or the spouse and then for the children and the family, then the friends, then the people in the office, then people you’ve just met and so on. You have a good chance to see that all your relationships are positively influenced.”
Oxytocin Vs Viagra
In short, oxytocin improves sexual enjoyment, which viagra does not.
When he was asked how oxytocin would be compared to a drug like Viagra, Dr. Hertoghe responded,
“Viagra is a drug that enhances the mechanical aspect of sex in men but it does not improve enjoyment. Viagra improves a man’s performance but not his enjoyment, and as sexuality is also love, which means enjoyment, you may need to add oxytocin to really make it perfect or almost perfect...
Oxytocin provides something that is emotionally very positive and very healthy and so it is just the best feeling. Plus, Viagra will not improve ejaculation, but oxytocin will help a man with his ejaculation and orgasm...
For women, there are some women who have no orgasm, but if you give too much oxytocin you can get a too easy orgasm and even a second orgasm.”
OTHER benefits of Oxytocin and Oxytocin as a Libido Treatment:
- It causes feelings of intimacy and closeness
- It triggers increased orgasm intensity
- It shortens time to orgasm, easier to climax
- It increases production of vaginal secretions
- It helps with pleasurable sensations
- It aids feeling of well-being, warmth, trust and contentment
- It help in relaxation of blood vessels and decrease blood pressure
- It aids in social anxiety and sociability
- It helps increase bonding, nurturing and trust
How do I take Oxytocin?
The best way to take oxytocin is sublingual oxytocin. It is a dissolvable tablet that you put in your mouth. This form is much better for sociability and sexuality, making orgasms much more intense. This quickly absorbing form of oxytocin isn't absorbed much through the mucous membrane and permits a quick and stable action.
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HOW OFTEN CAN IT 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.
Oxytocin Libido Treatment
Call 480-839-4131 to schedule a consultation regarding oxytocin and a possible oxytocin deficiency. You may also fill out a consultation request web form 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.
All patients always work directly with one of our Doctors to ensure patient safety and confidentiality.