Oxytocin, the so called wonderful "love hormone" is generated naturally from sexual intimacy as well as physical and mental intimacy, be it hugging, holding hands, etc. As well as the birth of a child generates massive amounts of this natural happiness hormone.
B as when this hormone rises, at the same time it decreases anxiety, induces relaxation, lowers blood pressure and heart rate. From an evolutionary point of view, men posses less oxytocin. Oxytocin can be naturally boosted from social bonding including cuddling, embrace, snuggle and soothing touch.
ChicagoHealth, Your natural love hormone helps relieve stress, February 23, 2018 By Howard LeWine, M.D.