Sex inspires spirituality in men

Sex inspires spirituality in men

New research suggests sex makes men more likely to believe in God.

Researchers at Duke University claim sex could inspire an increased belief in God and religion.

Sex inspires spirituality in men

Sex releases oxytocin which is also known as the "hug hormone" and "cuddle chemical". Oxytocin occurs naturally and is stimulated during sex, childbirth and breastfeeding.

For a long time, this chemical has been known to promote social bonding, trust and even altruism.

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Sex inspires spirituality in men

Now, scientists at the North Carolina University say it could also incite spirituality in men too.

According to them, oxytocin appears to be part of the way the human body support spiritual beliefs.

Sex inspires spirituality in men

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The participants were given the hormone while others received a placebo with the aim of testing the chemical reaction in men. The men who got a dose of the "hug hormone" were more likely to say that spirituality was an important part of their lives and also saw themselves as "interconnection with other people and living things".

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