Why receiving love is important
No of your age, gender, sexual orientation, or state of physical or mental health, you and those around you deserve to be loved and cared for.
Receiving love and affection is satisfying for a reason. It is a process that takes place chemically when oxytocin, also known as the "love hormone," is released. Your level of oxytocin is increased by affectionate actions such as holding hands, hugging, or having sex. In turn, this promotes connection, lessens discomfort, and generally calms things down.
Love and affection even seem to have many positive effects on your health, decreasing blood pressure, regulating mood, and much more.
Receiving love and affection has benefits for the mind, the heart, and society. Your confidence and self-esteem significantly increase, in addition to aiding you in maintaining satisfying, long-lasting relationships. You and your loved one can deepen your relationship and create bigger trust for one another.