Oxytocin affects men and women differently in social situations. In men it improves the ability to identify competitive relationships. Oxytocin side effects in women facilitates the ability to identify personal relationships. “These findings are in agreement with previous studies on the social differences between the sexes: women tend to be more communal and familial in their behavior, whereas men are more inclined to be competitive and striving to improve their social status”, said Prof. Simone Shamay-Tsoory from the Dept. of Psychology at the University of Haifa who led the research.
The hormone Oxytocin is released in our bodies in various social situations, and it is better known as “The Love Hormone” since our bodies release it at high concentrations during positive social interactions such as falling in love, experiencing an orgasm or giving birth and breasstfeeding. In her previous researches, Prof. Shamay-Tsoory discovered that other oxytocin side effects in women happens when the hormone is also released in her body during negative social interactions such as jealousy or gloating.
More about supplements and oxytocin side effects in women
Supplemental oxytocin can be very helpful if you have an oxytocin deficiency. Addressing the cause of an oxytocin deficiency is also important. Genetic factors, hormonal imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies are all potential causes of decreased oxytocin levels. Thierry Hertoghe, MD has written several books about hormone therapies and discussions concerning oxytocin side effects in women, and wrote the book, “Passion Sex and Long Life – the Incredible Oxytocin Adventure”. The doctor states that “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.”
One notable oxytocin side effects in women after reaching post-menopausal is that women have a decreasing ability to bond with other people. The production of oxytocin in your body is complicated. As estrogen decreases through menopause, so does the calming affect of oxytocin.
Menopause and oxytocin side effects in women
Oxytocin helps you connect with others and its decline after menopause is discussed in detail in the book “The Female Brain” by Dr. Louann Brizendine. This oxytocin side effects in women decline can put stress on your relationships and the research shows that this decline may cause multiple health problems. Read about the book in Wikipedia.