The influence of oxytocin on the body

The hormone oxytocin has an impact on psycho-emotional background of men and women, this substance increases the level of location and favors to other people, reduces anxiety, contributes to the formation of attachment of the mother to the baby. The blood concentration of this hormone is always on the same level, as a rule, it rises at a certain interaction with other people, when you orgasm, the stress of childbirth.

Most clearly the action of the hormone oxytocin manifests itself in women. The main functions of this substance is stimulation of the smooth muscles of the uterus, increasing its contractile activity, the effect on the reduction of the cervix before birth and during their currents. Oxytocin increases the pituitary's production of the hormone prolactin, which affects milk production, increases blood clotting in the uterus to stop bleeding after childbirth, reduces the cells around the alveoli of the mammary glands, influencing the release of milk into the ducts.
At the end of pregnancy the level of oxytocin increases in the dark, and the day is reduced, so childbirth often takes place at night.

Ways to increase oxytocin

Scientists have found that the level of oxytocin increases both men and women during arousal and orgasm. The content of this hormone in the blood increases during the embrace. Studies have shown that when the subjects were holding hands or lying next to, the level of oxytocin they have increased. It has been proven that women with serious relationships, the level of oxytocin during the experiments increased more than the singles. As a result of the research, the scientists concluded that the secretion of the hormone impact serious relationship.
Higher levels of oxytocin promote friendly contacts with the people: a conversation with a friend over a Cup of tea, games, activities with children, etc.

Oxytocin in the blood can increase with physical exercise that also influence the level of endorphins. Endorphins are associated with high self-esteem, good sex, these substances have a great block the stress, which prevents to derive pleasure from the relationship. Increase oxytocin the massage, and the level of this hormone increases also the person performing this massage. The important role played by the frequency of strokes: the optimum is considered to be 40 movements per minute. According to studies, this is precisely the frequency of the strokes is selected by instinct, she is more pleasant person.