Cuddling in the early stages of relationships in particular helps create an intimate bond, shutting out the rest of the world and allowing you to just focus on each other. Cuddling helps release oxytocin, which is a bonding hormone that helps us feel close, explains relationship therapist Isiah McKimmie.
Is cuddling good in a relationship?
Cuddling often leads to physical intimacy, but cuddling after making love is important, too. According to a 2014 study, couples who cuddled after sex reported higher sexual satisfaction and higher relationship satisfaction.
What happens when you cuddle with someone you love?
During cuddling, the love and bonding hormone, oxytocin, is released. The more you cuddle with a partner, the more this hormone gets released, and the more comfortable and intimate you feel. When combined with other hormones that occur in a partnership, such as dopamine, it can contribute to an overall feeling of love.
What does cuddling do to a girl?
For girls, cuddling means reassurance from their boyfriend that they are safe and can let their guard down. Cuddling also provides happiness due to the release of the hormone oxytocin. When the girl cuddles up, there is a release of a chemical called oxytocin in the brain.