When you feel like butterflies running down on your stomach and cannot resist incessant thoughts about the special someone in your life.
Poor appetite, insomnia or rapid pulse rate, are you showing all these symptoms? Congratulations! You are in love then. But, do you know what actually happens?
What is the science behind it? Does it really have to do something with the heart or the brain governs everything? Let us find out:
How Lust Differs Scientifically?
There is a sea of difference. When you catch hold of a sight of an attractive opposite gender and your sex hormones testosterone and estrogen begin to release then this is the lust. But, there is nothing bad about as this is considered to be the first step of being in love. This may be called as love at first sight which in all probability ends as easily as it begins.
Actual Love and Romance! What is the Reason Behind?
Actual love struck when the flow of neurotransmitters like cortisol, serotonin and dopamine begins. Have you ever noticed the biological changes that happen to you, when both of you are together. Do you know what happens? Cortisol and Adrenaline are two such hormones that are responsible for triggering stress.
So, when you meet your soul mate, you begin to sweat and your heart begins to beat faster. Sometimes your mouth begins to turn parch and you show many other similar symptoms. Serotonin and norepinephrine are the two such hormones that accelerate your heartbeat rate and dilate your pupils.
What Makes the Love So Pleasurable?
There is a neurotransmitter called dopamine, which is responsible for stimulating the intense feeling of pleasure. This hormone is also responsible for the improvement in the energy levels and lack of sleep & food. As the result of its flow, couples begin to seek pleasure in the company of each other and even catching sight of each other gives them pleasure.
Which Chemical is Responsible for Incessant Thoughts?
Serotonin is one of the most important love chemicals. When you are in love, you cannot help thinking about the person. Well! Serotonin is responsible for these incessant thoughts in the absence of your beloved. This chemical is responsible for the bond of attachment.
What Hormones Do Get Released At the Time of Cuddling, Kissing and Sex?
When you enter into the sexual relationship with your beloved, Vasopressin and Oxytocin are the two hormones that begin to release. Oxytocin is known as cuddling hormone. It is released exactly at the time you reach orgasm during sex. This hormone is also responsible for creating a sense of attachment. Hence the couples who have sex often are more attached to each other.
Which Hormone Makes Couples Loyal Towards Each Other?
Vasopressin is a hormone responsible for monogamy. With the long term relationship, this hormone gets released and makes couples loyal to each other. This is the hormone that provokes them go for a lifelong bond and exclusive mating. There is another love hormone called oxytocin, which helps couples clung to each other eternally. Even some animal species that produce oxytocin in large quantities like penguins are monogamous.
What Happens At the Time of Break Up?
The above mentioned neurotransmitters are addictive and hence when your body stops producing them, you begin to show certain withdrawal symptoms like you show when you quit drugs. You feel intense pain and feel lonely.