Attraction and love
Attraction is essentially nothing more than a biochemical process triggered in the brain by the production and release of various stimulants. The attraction is due to visual stimuli and the associated effect that is thereby produced in the brain.
When we are attracted to someone to a particular degree, our body first releases a biochemical called phenylethylamine (PEA). That’s the natural amphetamine of our brain, so to speak. This substance has a stimulating and intoxicating effect, similar to the synthetic intoxicant amphetamine. So, PEA is the stuff that makes us both physically and emotionally hot when we’re taken with a different person.
butterflies in the stomach
If two people are on fire for each other, they are in the PEA-intoxication. Some people refer to this condition as “love-stunts” or say they have “weak knees” or they use the well-known term “tingling in the abdomen”. No matter how we describe this extraordinary situation, the fact is that these emotional states are all based on the chemical interactions that take place in our brain and throughout the body when we are in a state of being in love .
The need for closeness arises
Together with PEA also the messenger substance dopamine is released. The combination of these two substances is responsible for our desire to be close to the person we are attracted to. We immediately feel an intense need for intimacy.
When these two drugs are secreted in high doses, they send these signals to other areas of the body. Sometimes the signals are misguided and the attraction is not reciprocity. It also happens that we are attracted to someone for a short time, but at second glance, we notice that our feelings are completely different from the other. So it can happen that the initial fascination disappears at second glance. An example of such a case would be to feel attracted to someone until you actually get into conversation with the other person and then the attraction ends. On the other hand, there are cases in which there is such a strong attraction between two people, from which immediately a relationship arises.
It is the first chemical reaction that starts with two people at the same time, which creates a special attraction and determines the feeling of love .
Sexual hormones – beneficial messengers
When two people are attracted to each other, the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen are also released. These control, among other things, sexual desire in men and women. This enhances the innate need for sexual union (mating) in human physiology. Interestingly, when it comes to the release of these sex hormones, they stay in the body for up to two months. This signals to the other that there is an attraction.
Each developmental stage of a love relationship is part of a process in which various substances are released in the body. As the relationship develops and the attraction is mutual, more stimulants are produced and released in the brain, as well as in various glands and organs, depending on the stage of love. In this way, an intimate relationship can arise from an initial mutual attraction. This physiological process, which takes place in the body, causes us to form a connection and to unite ourselves sexually.
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