I got this great mail from Jesse about love drugs. Thought others might enjoy it...
hey mom and dad!
well i had an incredible bio lab today!
i really just want to call you and tell you all about it, but you are
not in the country.
basically we talked about how humans are completely unique from
all other creatures. and we talked about the discovery of a
certain chemical that is the cause of the feelings of love! it is a chemical that causes all those speechless-tongue tied-can't-
sleep-scared-floating-exhilarating love feelings. and it is seen to
disappear after five years. explaining the honey moon period.
this has led to some scientists believing that we are designed for love that only lasts that long and then we should move on to another person.
HOWEVER, another scientist very recently discovered a chemical that
is also released in the brain AFTER the 5 year period that is called
oxytocin. and it causes DEEP satisfaction and contentment. not the
thrilling crazy love feel, but a deeper satisfaction feeling.
ok, and that is not all....this chemical has been clinically proven to
1) make people less susceptible to addictions and to break them easier
2 )to help boost immunity to disease
3) increase trust
and thirty seconds of back massage is a quick way to begin the
release of this chemical (but that only works if it is someone you
so based on this, it is biologically apparent that we are designed
for monogamous relationships, but not just monogamous relationships,
but life long relationships!!!!
so there you go!
and more random facts:
*the love chemical doesn't disappear after 5 years, it cycles...so it
comes back and then disappears over the years.
*chocolate contains this love chemical
so...EAT CHOCOLATE AND
LIVE IT UP!
and when you aren't so "in love"...back massages are good!