Could This Surprising Thing Be the Secret to Monogamy?

by Sarah Jio

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One can't help but notice the slew of celebrity couples who break up as a result of infidelity. (Kristen Stewart, Heidi Klum and Ashton Kutcher, we're looking at you!) While scandals such as these are easy to get caught up in-are you Team Jen or Team Angie, btw-they can cause a bride-to-be more than a little concern with regards to her own impending nuptials.

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But what if there was a way to stop infidelity, a wonder drug, of sorts, that kept you and your husband happy and committed and madly in love for the long haul? Of course you'd be interested, right? Well, researchers say they may have found such a magic pill, of sorts.

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In a recent study by researchers at Bonn University Medical Center, men who were given the "love hormone" oxytocin (which is a naturally occurring compound in the body that we make when we hug, touch, kiss or share physical contact with someone we care about), displayed interesting results. With the additional oxytocin in their bloodstream, when they were shown pictures of their partners, men were more likely to feel attracted to their partners, which researchers believe could be the key to maintaining close, monogamous relationships, and healthy sex lives, for the long haul.

While there is no word on whether any medications (an anti-cheating pill?) might be developed based on this study, you can create your own oxytocin by snuggling up to your fiance right now and making a habit of it (better than taking a pill anyway, right?).

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