How to keep a man faithful? It's easy. Just make sure he has lots and lots of the hormone oxytocin or a bottle of oxytocin spray, according to a new study.
Oxytocin, the hormone best known for its role in inducing labor, is also called the 'love hormone.' It promotes bonding between parents and children, increases trust and reduces conflict between couples. It is released during sex, cuddling, hugging as well as during and after childbirth.
And, according to a recent study from Germany published in the Journal of Neuroscience, a dose of oxytocin can keep a man faithful, or at least keep him a good distance from a pretty woman.
In this study, 86 healthy, heterosexual males—about half of whom were in a monogamous relationship—were administered either a nasal spray of oxytocin or a placebo nasal spray. About forty-five minutes later, an attractive woman entered the room. In one test, the men were asked to go towards the woman; in other cases, the woman walked to the men. Then researchers asked the men to say when they felt 'slightly uncomfortable.'
The men who were in a committed relationship and received the oxytocin kept a farther distance away than the single men or the men who received the placebo. The men in relationships who received oxytocin stayed 28 to 30 inches away from the woman. The single men or the placebo receivers stayed 20 to 24 inches away.
German researches concluded that oxytocin promotes fidelity. So if you cuddle, hug, massage or have sex with your man, you can keep him faithful. Also, if you spray your man in the nose with oxytocin, you can keep him faithful, the study suggests.
I don't know about any of this. Just because a man steps a few extra inches away from an attractive woman, he's going to be faithful? Do these German researchers have too much time on their hands?
But just to be on the safe side, perhaps it would be wise to spray all members of the CIA with a big dose of oxytocin ASAP.