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Scientists Discover Power of Oxytocin

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BONN, Germany) -- Many women have dreamed of a magic love potion to keep control of the straying and the wandering eye. Now scientists say they may have just found one.

A study conducted at the University of Bonn in Germany had men use nasal spray containing the hormone Oxytocin. Results showed that when men in monogamous relationships were given the spray, they kept their distance from good-looking women who they did not know -- about four to six inches farther away, to be exact. The spray had no effect on single men and the amount of distance they chose to keep between themselves and attractive women.

The study involved 57 heterosexual males, and about half of them were involved in monogamous relationships.

Researchers say that the hormone could be used to promote fidelity. Still, there is no word yet on when Oxytocin would become a commercial product, or even available in the United States.

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