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Would you take a love potion?

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

It was reported in the press this week that scientists are on the verge of producing a genuine love potion. Apparently they close to creating drugs that would simulate the effects of falling in love.  These could be used to alter the brain’s emotion-controlling areas to increase or decrease feelings of attraction.

It’s not the first time that the media has been fascinated by the idea of a “love potion.” Pheramones have long been available but there is little evidence that they really work. However, tests have shown that the hormone oxytocin can boost emotional feelings in animals.  Such hormones could be used to boost fidelity and even help strengthen marriages.

If such a potion were available, would you want to try it?  What would happen if they found out or when the effect wore off?  How would you feel if you discovered someone had given it to you?

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