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Chemistry of Love and Sex

Chemistry of Love and Sex

Madalena M. M. Pinto

ISBN: 978-3-906-39068-0

Jan 2013

120 pages

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Chemistry of Love and Sex is a chemist's guide to the chemical phenomena and molecules associated with endogenous hormonal mechanisms and brain neurotransmission - the basis of many emotions associated with love, passion, and sex.

Chemistry of Love and Sex demonstrates how these substances interact and "play" with each other in the different phases of human relationships. External factors which may influence love and sex, such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics or food are also considered.

Glossary 1

1. Endogenous Chemistry 7

1.1. Steroid Hormones 7

1.2. Brain Chemistry 22

2. Chemical Communication in Love and Sex 39

2.1. Introduction 39

2.2. 'Bad Odor', 'Good Odor', 'No Odor' and a Relationship with Chemical Communication in Humans 39

2.3. Pheromones 45

2.4. Conclusions 56

3. Exogenous Molecules Intervening in Love and Sex 63

3.1. Drugs 63

3.2. The Cosmeceuticals Also Can Help ... 84

3.3. Food Components That May Influence Love and Sex 87

4. Conclusions 97

4.1. Everything Is Connected in Love and Sex 97