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According to new research, sex can be a truly religious experience, making men more likely to believe in God.
Researchers at Duke University say sex releases something called oxytocin which could also incite spirituality in men too.It’s also known as the “hug hormone” and “cuddle chemical”, as it plays a crucial role in love and affection.Oxytocin occurs naturally within us and is stimulated during sex, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
Research assistant, Professor Dr Patty Van Cappellen, says:
“Spirituality and meditation have each been linked to health and well-being in . research. “We were interested in understanding biological factors that may enhance those spiritual experiences.
“Oxytocin appears to be part of the way our bodies support spiritual beliefs.”
According to the study, spotted by the Bath Chronicle , women produce more oxytocin then men, but Duke University hasn’t yet studied its affects on female godliness.
The study was published online in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscienc.