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The K-Y Brand Intimacy Experiment Day Two: Simple Love

Day two talks about transferable desire. It’s those little connections that happen throughout the day. Studies have shown that positive physical touch stimulates a brain chemical called oxytocin. Dubbed the “cuddle hormone,” it’s produced during a range of scenarios, including sexual arousal, orgasm, and childbirth.4 The result: Oxytocin helps to create a sense of emotional intimacy, relaxation, contentment, and trust.

Scientists have even found that oxytocin helps relieve stress, improve mood, and lower blood pressure. Even better, you and your partner easily can boost oxytocin all day long: Studies show that just a 20-to-30- second hug can raise oxytocin levels in both men and women.

So Day Two, spend more time giving little hugs and kisses.  Basically spend some time together. Now Hubby and I don’t get a lot of time during the day together, so whenever we are able to hug we take the chance. Our best time is right after I have the girls leave fr school. We have about an hour before he has to leave, so we spend this time together and enjoying each other’s company. I have to say it’s one of my favorite times of the day.

For more information about the Intimacy Experiment, make sure to check out K-Y Brand’s Facebook Page, Couples Place.

I wrote this posting while participating in a blog campaign on behalf of K-Y® Brand and also received product samples to help facilitate my review. In addition, K-Y® Brand sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.


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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


  1. WHat a completely adorable photo of you guys!
    I agree, the cuddle pre requisite is really important. We do a lot of hand holding during movies and in the car. I would feel really disconnected without this.

  2. It really is the little things, those small affectionate gestures that keep the fire burning. I think sometimes we underestimate the importance of the little things.

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