9 Cuddling Positions For Any Relationship & What They Mean
There’s a neurochemical reason why cuddling can help couples bond, Brown-James explains. In response to the physical act of cuddling, the body releases hormones like oxytocin and dopamine that create feelings of closeness.
“Oxytocin, often nicknamed the ‘cuddle hormone’ or ‘love hormone,’ promotes feelings of wellness, pleasure, and overall happiness,” says Engle. “It is the main neurochemical that allows us to bond with other people, especially a new romantic partner.”