A pill that could stop men from cheating could “potentially” soon be in the pipeline, following a new study by scientists.
The study, published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, found that men with “hypersexual disorder” have “significantly higher” levels of oxytocin in their system.
GettyMen with hypersexual disorder could soon be able to take a pill to help their tendencies, scientists have speculated, following a new study[/caption]
Oxytocin — often referred to as the “love hormone” — is produced by both men and women and helps fuel positive emotions, like other hormones such as dopamine and serotonin.
It’s also responsible for increasing levels of relaxation and trust.
However, the study – which examined 64 men with hypersexual disorder, and 38 men with “ordinary levels of sexual interest and arousal” – found that too much of the hormone could be a bad thing.
Researchers found “significant positive correlations between oxytocin levels and the rating scales measuring hypersexual behaviour”.
“Oxytocin plays an important role in sex addiction and may be a potential drug target for future pharmacological treatment,” co-author Dr Andreas Chatzittofis told Newswise.
In addition, the levels of oxytocin in the men with hypersexual disorder significantly reduced after they underwent cognitive behavioural therapy.
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This appears to confirm that sex addiction can also be successfully treated without the use of pharmaceuticals.
While sex addiction isn’t recognised as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association, compulsive sex behaviour was included in the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Diseases list for the first time in 2018.
They described compulsive sexual behaviour disorder as a “persistent pattern of failure to control intense, repetitive sexual impulses or urges resulting in a repetitive sexual behaviour”.
GettyThe study found “significant positive correlations between oxytocin levels and the rating scales measuring hypersexual behaviour”[/caption]
A version of this article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission.
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