Originally Posted by AphroditeGoneAwry
Why oxytocin specifically?
Oxytocin does a number of things in the brain and among those is a somewhat nebulous (as far as I have been able to piece together) relationship with physical contact in humans. The levels of oxytocin in the blood flux when someone is touched and leads to feelings of comfort and attachment to another person.
I've noted a somewhat abnormal reaction in my own self with regards to physical contact and after several months of backtracking, oxytocin is the most likely candidate for the X factor.
I am as direct as a T-Rex with 'roid rage and about as subtle. It isn't intended to cause upset, I just prefer to talk plain. There are plenty of other people here who do the nice, polite thing much better than I can. I'm what you'd call a "problem dinner guest."