Oxytocin: Forget Viagra, ‘Cuddle drug’ could be new way to boost bedroom performance

Scientists have found that a man’s libido was improved when he sniffed a nasal spray containing the hormone oxytocin.

  

The oxytocin group showed significantly higher  emotional empathy levels than those men who had taken the placebo,’ said Dr Rene Hurlemann, of the Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn. In fact, he added, they reached the ‘levels of sensitivity usually found in females’.

It is thought that the hormone could prove valuable in the treatment of autism, schizophrenia and other conditions characterised by difficulty in reading emotions.