Is the love hormone the antidote to infidelity? Researchers are doing their best to find out.
Being faithful to a significant other clearly involves a lot more than a hormone. There’s the biology and chemistry that attracts you to your partner, the genes that make it more or less likely that you might take risks in a relationship, your own values about fidelity and marriage, your family’s values about same…you get the picture. But that hasn’t stopped researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany from designing an odd but intriguing experiment to study whether the much-touted “love hormone”oxytocin — the springboard for the bonds between mom and child, lover and beloved — might be enlisted to keep husbands from straying.