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6 Ways to Boost Oxytocin AKA The Love Hormone

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6 Ways to Boost Oxytocin AKA The Love Hormone

Not feeling that loving feeling for your boo? It’s time to boost your oxytocin.

I love being in love – and I want to keep it that way. Probably because it took me a little over a decade to fall in love again. When single few men impressed me. Even fewer activated and increased my oxytocin levels. Come to think of it, I’ve only really been in love twice.

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The first time love hit me in the face like a chancleta was at 26. Yes, I was an old ass woman. Like I said, I was picky and rarely fell for sweet talk. Ok, I did, but not enough to give my heart away. I was also extremely cautious. Daddy issues, abandonment, blah, blah, blah! You can read it all in Love Trips. So, 26 was the age. And he, Elijah, was gorgeous, tall, manly, kind, sexy – and he loved me back. But shit hit the fan (like, really smelly funky shit) and it didn’t work out. Again, the saga is all in my first book, Love Trips.

A decade later and I meet and fall for Boo – my now fiance and the father of my soon-to-born baby boy. I want to keep our love alive for decades to come. I want to want to bang him as much as I do now. And I want Boo to continue to love me and desire me back. So, we have to work on keeping oxytocin levels nice and high. Because oxytocin, also knows as the love drug, is partially responsible for romantic feelings and a couple’s intimate bond. If levels are low, according to a study, there’s a high probability of divorce. And I don’t want Boo and I to end up divorced.

So, let’s work on boosting our oxytocin levels. If you’re not feeling that loving feeling for your partner, here are some ways to increase the love hormone.

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Physical touch has been known to improve oxytocin levels, and this isn't just about sex. Hug your love daily and feel your love come alive! Source: Flickr.com/namortreba.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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