Pillow Talk: Exploring Disclosures After Sexual Activity

  title={Pillow Talk: Exploring Disclosures After Sexual Activity},
  author={A. Denes},
  journal={Western Journal of Communication},
  pages={108 - 91}
  • A. Denes
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Western Journal of Communication
  • Drawing on physiological research, this study explores disclosures after sexual activity, or “pillow talk.” Oxytocin, better known as the “bonding hormone,” has been associated with physical affection and intimacy. While the hormone was originally studied for its role in childbirth, recent work has started to explore oxytocin's other effects, such as decreasing stress, decreasing perceptions of social threat, increasing bonding, and increasing the ability to read emotional cues. Together with… CONTINUE READING
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