Saturday, September 22, 2012

Chemistry of Love

   What is Love?  It might be the toughest questions for the mankind. Centuries have passed by, but no one can give the proper definition of love. It is the most exhilarating of all human emotions and probably nature’s most beautiful way of keeping the human species alive and reproducing. It protects; preserves and hopes for the positive aspect of life. It bonds two individuals and connects them in a unified link of trust, intimacy and interdependence.
Some people thinks love is a divine matter of feelings or emotions, wherein other people look upon it merely as an desire for having physical attachment. Both of their statements are partially right. Usually a love cycle has 3 stages and some bodily hormones and neurotransmitters are involved to complete this cycle successfully. To know the absolute truth about love, lets learn how the chemistry of love works and how it interconnects our mind and body altogether.
In the initial stage of love when you feel attraction to somebody, your brain secretes Adrenaline, one kind of neurotransmitter that increases your blood levels, you start to sweat, your heart races and your mouth goes dry at the sight of your loved one and you unexpectedly and unknowingly bump into your new love. 
On second stage of love when you feel that you are in love, your brain releases Dopamine. As an outcome of Dopamine the new love couple feels intense rush of pleasure, they feel madly love for each other, every simple and smallest details of their relationship gives them delight. It is in this stage the love birds feel like flying in the sky with heavenly love. 
At the third stage of love your brain emits serotonin, most important chemical of love. Finally you got some time to think over why you fell in love with someone but still ignoring the consequences of this love, the thoughts of lover keeps popping into our mind.

Love usually changes the way of you think. A newly smitten lover often views their partner through rose-tinted glasses, magnifies their virtues and ignores their flaws. May be that’s why people say love is blind. Though this term is used negatively it has some positive sides too. This blind love makes us feel special and inspires us towards commitment. It makes us want to stay together to enter the next stage of love – attachment or marriage.

When couples are attached for a long phase the brain exudes other type of chemical called Oxytocin. In consequence of Oxytocin, couples feels extreme peace and protection in each other’s attachment. Oxytocin also reduces the secretion of Cortical one kind of stress hormones. That’s why long-term attached conjugal/ couples feels less stress than others. 
So buddy, where do you want to lead your life, towards the thrilling excitement of short term love or at the extreme peace of long-term commitment, it’s up to you.

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