'Cuddle Spray' Makes Men Girly
Hormone induces emotion, empathy
By Emily Rauhala, Newser User
Posted Apr 30, 2010 3:36 AM CDT
Updated May 2, 2010 5:45 PM CDT
He doesn't want to be a macho, macho man.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Watch out macho men: German researchers have found a way to make males more sensitive. A hormone-laced potion called "cuddle spray" shot into men's noses can make males more emotional, empathetic and snugly. The active ingredient is oxytocin, a so-called "trust hormone" that is released during orgasm and childbirth. The sprays are already available online.

The research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, compared how men reacted to images of crying children, a grieving man and a girl with a cat. Participants whose noses had been sprayed with oxtytocin expressed levels of empathy typical of women. Those without the spray did not. This is the first study to show the chemicals' link to empathy, the Telegraph notes.

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Jan 12, 2015 10:34 AM CST
I am a sensitive (emotional, whatever?) guy and I keep getting dumped because girls tell me I am insecure and too sensitive. This just tells me...women are stupid. Cuz then they marry the non-emotional baseball player and come find me to complain about how insensitive he is. And I'm like...you people are retarded. Which then makes me insensitive.
Jun 12, 2010 6:40 AM CDT
Germany's major cultural export: Frauenversteher.
May 3, 2010 5:41 AM CDT
Actually, men sensitive und feeling human beings. This spray brings that competence to the fore. But, after all, I'm biased, because I come from Germany and live in its capital city -- Berlin.