10 Incredible Facts about Hugging

Facts about Hugs

Warm hugs make you feel more confident when the relationship is just in its infancy, or you have been in a couple for some time.

Accustomed to this simple action, a person often catches himself thinking that it is the hugs that he lacks in the moment of loneliness. Few people know that there is a scientific justification for this need.

Facts about Hugs

Want to know about the secret, as well as some amazing facts of hugs?  that establishes the benefits of hugging to humanity.

1. Hugs produce oxytocin

Oxytocin is a hormone of joy and happiness that can make a person feel good. In the act of when the bodies of two people are pressed against each other, this hormone is produced in the body-hugging and is of the utmost importance in the feeling of warm interconnection.

2. Oxytocin boosts the immune system

People in love often experience euphoria, they come to a sense of invincibility, a feeling that they will cope with any situation. This is due to the influence of the above hormone and the fact that the person feels completely protected.

The realization that nothing can damage the general condition, in turn, increases immunity. However, this does not only work at the subconscious level. Scientists have proved that in the body of a lover really increases the number of hormones that can resist infection.

3. Hugs relieve pain

Oxytocin, which is produced in the body by hugs, is also able to relieve physical pain. Remember how you mechanically third hurt the site, and the pain really goes away. Remember how the mother hugs the fallen child, and he immediately stops crying.

4. The warmth of hugs can strengthen a relationship

Without elementary touches it is impossible to develop the warmth of the relationship, it is impossible to develop the resulting connection. Sensory sensations are fundamental to strengthening communication. Influence from the outside, stress received at work, can at the end of the day to bring disharmony to the relationship. The hugs will put everything back in place.

You don’t need to cuddle with your partner all evening, just 10 minutes. And these 10 minutes can accumulate in a day in total. And it will be enough to stop thinking about work, get a psychological discharge and at the same time further strengthen the relationship.

5. Touching can lead to intimacy

Even those who do not have the inherently erotic background of touch can suddenly ignite a spark of passion. It is known that any touch produces dopamine, the hormone responsible for sex drive. In this case, it is not superfluous to have a gentle hug or massage, made to the partner at the end of a busy day.

Hugs, which resulted in intimacy, further strengthen the relationship. Sex is also able to relieve stress and act as some physical activity.

6. Oxytocin binds mother and child

Breastfeeding is very important for the formation of an invisible bond between mother and child. Thus, the chemical compound we describe occurs not only in the relationship between a man and a woman but also in childbirth and then when breastfeeding.

No matter how hard it is and no matter what sleepless nights, while feeding oxytocin helps a woman to relax completely.

Have you noticed how children like to cuddle, how subconsciously gravitate to it and how happy the new portion of hugs? This is how children’s need for love and affection is manifested, the need to be aware of full security.

7. Hugs reduce social anxiety

How else does the chemical compound produce in the body during warm touches work? This hormone inspires a person to think positively and develops an optimistic view of what is happening around him.

Here’s one of the cases to prove it. When you are at a party where the vast majority are strangers to you, you are not at all confused. Once you hug when you meet someone you know, as immediately anxiety and fears fade into the background.

You feel a rush of optimism and happiness, and the new social environment no longer looks intimidating. Now you are quite up to the shoulder to become the star of the party in the company of strangers.

8. Oxytocin combats stress

Obviously, this amazing hormone is the strongest and most effective weapon in the human body. If we put together all the favorable factors listed above, we will get a concrete rebuff to any stressful situation.  If a person feels a strong connection with the parterre, automatically he feels happier and in a social environment.

9. The risk of heart disease decreases

The minimum number of negative emotions experienced by a person, in turn, reduces the risk of heart disease.  In addition, the heart, which is happy in a relationship, simply can not fail on a physiological level.

10. Hugs should not be with one partner It is not right if you take for a habit of hugging only with your lover. Hugs should become an integral ritual when meeting old friends, relatives, and even unfamiliar people.

Pets can also contribute to the formation of this useful habit.

Fun Hug Quotes

Laughing together is as close as you can get to a hug without touching.- Gina Barreca

A hug a day keeps the demons at bay.- German Proverb

They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.- Bil Keane

Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children.- Princess Diana

If you’re angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug – which is all the more reason to do so. It’s hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that’s precisely what happens when we hug each other.- Walter Anderson

They say that love is more important than money, have you ever tried paying your bills with a hug?- Nishan Panwar

That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.- Deb Caletti

A hug is an amazing thing. It’s just the perfect way To show the love we’re feeling But can’t find the words to say- Johnny Ray Ryder


We have previously published interesting facts about kisses and kissing.

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