Joyful Cocktail:Hormons to increase Your Sex Drive: Humour and Health..Go Back Kathryn Kimmins, Canada 4 January 2017
A Joyful Cocktail: Hormones to Increase Your Sex Drive, Humour and Health
Have you ever walked into a room full of people or got on a bus and heard the sound of no one laughing. We have become so disconnected from one another that in a way we are becoming reclusive, robots, detached from the people around us. Without conversation we have no connection.
We release one of the most important hormones we have available when we bond with one another, whether it’s a smile, a nod of the head, or a shy giggle, it’s within a laugh away at any moment.
Oxytocin is a neurochemical, neurotransmitter and hormone that’s released in the brain, more specifically the pituitary gland.
The love hormone, oxytocin helps us to feel relaxed, safe and calm.
Giving or receiving a sincere hug from someone will help us to release the bonding hormone, oxytocin.
When getting close to someone, petting a dog or cat, cradling a baby, placing our hands on the shoulders of a friend, dancing with a partner or laughing we will experience a spike in oxytocin. It is released seconds after a stimulus.
Oxytocin is released when you are feeling trusted, therefore allowing you to interact with others and to feel safe. By causing someone elses brain to release oxytocin when you give love, you will receive love back.
Oxytocin helps to promote compassion, attachment and closeness to the family unit and to your partner.
Oxytocin inhibits the fear centre in the brain. Laughter Yoga allows fear stimuli to subside more easily.
When it comes to sex and laughter, oxytocin is released when you laugh. While being intimate with your partner your brain releases oxytocin.
You then have the desire to be more considerate and more pleasingly demonstrative. You’ll want to spend more time loving one another and relaxing in each others arms.
The stress hormone, cortisol can impact the stress on the effectiveness of all our other hormones, particularly as women approach menopause and men reach andropause.
High stress inhibits the action of oxytocin which then decreases the libido. When men or women have low testosterone levels it means you need to get rid of the stress in your life.
Body weight, time of day, time of the month, and any medications you take can all cause temporary changes in your hormone levels.
Oxytocin release is inhibited when our adrenal glands are affected by stress due to demands of home, career and community involvement (spreading yourself too thin, sound familiar). For women when their estrogen levels drop due to stress she will start to feel overwhelmed, abandoned and betrayed, and her partner will surely feel the brunt of that.
By supporting your adrenal glands through laughter, because laughter decreases stress levels by lowering cortisol, your adrenals will then provide sufficient estrogen and testosterone and you’ll start releasing oxytocin.
Stress in men affect testosterone levels, thereby affecting mood, irritability, hair loss, the increase of belly fat, loss of lean muscle mass and decreased sex drive. He will become less interested in what his partner has to say, less interested in romance and generally less interested in life.
Since a man’s interest in his partner is a stimulant for her ‘contentment and bonding’ hormone oxytocin, you can see how relationships can become strained when both partners are operating with under-functioning adrenal glands.
Support your adrenal glands by learning how to lower stress. Avoid stimulants like sugar and caffeine, and consider Laughter Yoga to help the body adapt to stress without prolonged stress-hormone reaction.
Who would have thought that laughter could lead to a gloious sex life, fantastic health and a loving relationship.
Cheers, to our Joyful Cocktail, Oxytocin!