The kissing hormone, kisspeptin, would also be able to benefit women who have extremely low sex drives or who suffer from hypoactive sexual desire disorder.
It bears the romantic name of "kisspeptina" and its meaning already speaks volumes. This is thekissing hormone and it could be the solution to the sexual decline typical of many women. In fact, kisspeptin has been found to control not only attraction, but actual sexual desire as well.
Already linked to puberty and fertility, according to a new study this particular type of hormone, which would be released in a moment of maximum intimacy, would also be able to benefit women who have extremely low sexual drives or who suffer from hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).
Scholars from the Neuroendocrinology Laboratory of the Liège University in Belgium and those from the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Saarland in Germany have in fact provided new information on how the brain is capable of decoding signals from the external world, translating environmental stimuli in behaviors that also have to do with the sexual sphere.
Already in previous studies, kisspeptin was shown to be able to activate neuronal circuits associated with sexual arousal, acting on the hypothalamus, reaching the gonads (ie the testes and ovaries) and stimulating the production of sexual reproduction hormones. In addition, thanks to this molecule, the receptors located in the amygdala, in the general limbic system, would also be able to reduce anxiety and encourage resourcefulness.
Now the researchers, led by Julie Bakker and Ulrich Boehm, have come to the conclusion that "Kisspeptin controls both attraction and sexual desire", thus opening up "exciting new possibilities for the development of treatments for low sexual desire. ".
What does it mean? It means that if so far some women, especially those suffering from hypoactive sexual desire disorder, have to undergo testosterone cycles with all the consequent side effects (appearance of hair one of all), perhaps a treatment based on kisspeptin could represent a brighter sexual future with fewer contraindications.
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