Monday, August 11, 2008

Oxytocin Hangover

The Professor googled "oxytocin hangover" in quotation marks just like earlier in the sentence there, and there were no exact matches, although I'm sure many of us know exactly what an oxytocin hangover is. Please, contributors and commenters, you vast legions, post/comment on oxytocin hangover here. Fix google and help other oxytocin junkies take a step toward recovery, or at least harm reduction.

You know, many words ago, spellcheck questioned the spelling of "chaperone" and suggested chaperon" (and the Professor politely declined and kept the final "e") and now for every word that it questions, including goddamn "oxytocin" and "spellcheck" all it suggests is "chaperon."

Firefox, in the Professor's world, chaperone has an "e" at the end, no matter how many times you suggest otherwise in irrelevant contexts. I love you and you can do better.

5 comments:

Beck said...

Actually, Professor, I don't know what an oxytocin hangover is. You could mean that there's some sort of rebound effect from oxytocin where you have a lack of love and trust after excessive exposure to oxytocin, or where you have other weird after-effects. Or, you could mean that the effects of oxytocin linger too long after the contact that generated the oxytocin in the first place, meaning that you love and trust people/places/things that you shouldn't. Please explain.

Marvel's Autistic Spouse said...

I hate it when we post about intimacy. Please, more snails, less love & trust.

perfect said...

Oxytocin hangover generally results in a diminished level of judgment. It can be interrupted by a hideous turn of events, but will generally persist for 48-72 hours if not impeded by hideousness. My favorite cure for it is beer and excel spreadsheets.

Postillion said...

The only cure of Oxytocin Hangover is contempt, helped particularly if the original cause of Oxytocin Hangover is a particularly self-centered BSer.

xbasket said...

It's hard.