These days, it seems there’s a pill for everything, so it was only a matter of time before someone invented a pill that would help prevent broken hearts. Researchers are working on a proposed pill that would enhance the same hormones that are released when people fall in love, helping to keep the connection in couples strong long after the honeymoon period ends by “creating a fear of separation” (sounds healthy!). Billed the “cuddle pill” or the “love pill,” this particular drug would contain “‘cuddle chemicals’ oxytocin and vasopressom, hormones that are naturally occurring in high levels at the beginning of a relationship.”
Researchers liken the drug to a low-dose ecstasy, which has been said to “improve connection and sociability by creating a feeling of openness and desire for closeness.” (It’s also been said to scramble people’s brains.)
So, would you take this so called ‘love pill’ if it increased your connection with your significant other and perhaps saved you from breaking up?
[via Belfast Telegraph]