Your body goes through many emotions each day, and every emotion has a connection with your hormones. If any one of your hormones stops functioning normally, your behavior, feelings, and reactions are noticeably affected.
Do you know that your hormones play a major role in your Love and Sex life?
When you are happy, your body produces “Happy Hormones”. These hormones include serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin. When you are attracted to someone, or in love, the happy hormone dopamine is released by the brain. This is eventually followed by the elevation in the levels of serotonin and finally, oxytocin is produced. These three happy hormones work in combination and create a positive emotion and sense of happiness throughout your body. This is why many people consider oxytocin as a “Love Hormone”.
Similarly, your desire to make love is directly linked with the sex hormone, estrogen. The more estrogen in your body, more will be the sexual desire.
How do Hormones Influence Attraction?
According to some research, the hormonal balance of the body might have an impact on our desires. For example, men who tend to have higher levels of testosterone are more attracted to women having more feminine features.
Similarly, dopamine is considered a reward hormone that is produced and released by the body when we do something that makes us feel good, such as spending quality time with our beloved or making love.
Furthermore, attraction is directly associated with increased levels of serotonin. Any sort of physical contact, such as cuddling, hugging, etc, elevates the levels of the love hormone, oxytocin. In short, spending quality time with your loved ones make you feel more and more attracted to them and the main culprits behind these feelings are your hormones.
Healthy Relationships and Sex life can also reduce symptoms of depression.
The symptoms of depression and anxiety are often minimized due to the physiological reactions that our bodies show in response to sexual activities. Insufficient levels of Nitric oxide are associated with depression, anxiety, less energy, and insomnia. Sex not only increases the levels of Nitric oxides, but also triggers the production of oxytocin, epinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine, all of which has a direct connection with your behavior, feelings, mood, and overall well-being.
Hormone imbalance harms your sex life.
When you suffer from hormonal imbalances, everything is affected from your mood to your sleeping patterns, including your sex life. You no longer can enjoy intimacy with your partner. It eventually starts to feel like a burden on your physical and mental health. On the other hand, when your hormones are at their proper levels and are balanced, you have a satisfying sex life and your sex drive is stable. Without a steady and sufficient supply of hormones, all of your bodily functions and behavior are affected.
Furthermore, certain factors cause fluctuations in hormonal levels. These factors include age, menstruation, stress, pregnancy, environment, and medications.
Your sex life can be improved through Sex Hormone Therapy.
Lower levels of progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone in women results in low libido. Hormone therapy brings a noticeable boost to sexual drive and interest. The treatment takes some time before it shows its full potential and effectiveness. Once the hormones are properly balanced, your sex drive and overall mood are improved.