One Single Chemical In Our Body Is The Reason We Are Naturally Attracted To The Opposite Sex

By on January 31, 2018

There’s a reason why feeling naturally attracted to the opposite sex might seem so ‘natural’. Science seems to be pointing to the direction of the hormone in our brain which triggers puberty and controls fertility, as it also apparently drives our attraction towards the opposite sex.

A recent study reveals that attraction, sex, puberty and fertility are all controlled by a single molecule, called kisspeptin.
That explains why the sexual activity of several animal species is heightened during ovulation, to ensure the greatest chance of fertilization and continuation of their species.

Until now there was very little known about how the brain ties in ovulation, attraction and sex together in human beings, but it seems to bear certain similarities to several animal species.

The study published in the journal Nature Communications, also opens up new and exciting possibilities for the treatment of patients with psychosexual disorders such as hyposexual desire disorder.
“This work has provided new insight into how the brain decodes signals from the outside world and then translates these environmental cues into behavior,” said Ulrich Boehm, Professor at the Saarland University in Germany.

“There are currently no good treatments available for women suffering from low sexual desire. The discovery that kisspeptin controls both attraction and sexual desire opens up exciting new possibilities for the development of treatments for low sexual desire,” explained Julie Bakker, Professor at Liege University in Belgium.

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