Could you have believed there is a scientific explanation to the magical effect of calling a woman ‘baby’ and also being called ‘baby’, most especially by someone you love?
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One moment, the world is closing up on you like a cave, then the other moment someone calls you baby and you begin to feel like you’re travelling on a spaceship.
The word ‘baby’ does something to you in the actual sense: It releases a certain chemical in your brain — oxytocin.
Oxytocin is a hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, a pea-sized structure at the base of the brain. Interestingly, it’s also called the ‘Cuddle hormone’. It plays a role in social bonding, sexual reproduction, childbirth, and the period after childbirth.
What does being called ‘baby’ does to you actually?
When discussing stress-reducing techniques, being called ‘baby’ plays an important role. It causes instant emotional stress relief.
According to elite daily, “there aren’t enough scientific studies focused on the word “baby.” But there are reports on words’ ability to produce biological responses and studies on the parallel between happy couples and nicknames. According to Tech Knowledge, negative and positive words have biological effects on our bodies. We respond to them on “a visceral, autonomic level.”
This is just the same logic to the way our body responds to positive and negative words, like No and Yes. For instance, when we hear No, our bodies start producing stress releasing chemicals.
Benefits of calling a woman ‘baby’
It feels cool knowing someone’s there when she wants to act “like a baby.”
When reality hits us where we least expect as adults, we lose our sense of security. And at this particular moment, when a man you love calls you ‘baby’, you can’t help but feel you’ve got all you need to deal with what’s to come.
This doesn’t annul the fact that you’re a strong and independent woman. But elite daily would put it, in this cold, cruel world, it’s great to hear that someone is there for you. If you’re sick, tired or just sad, someone’s there to dry your tears and clean you up. That security is comforting.
According to Psychology Today, “Sensuality releases dopamine, and this motivates our brain to seek more, even to the point of addiction. Then, the addition of neurochemicals like oxytocin and vasotocin (released within the care circuits) help us to build long-lasting relationships filled with kindness, compassion and trust.”
It gets her through the day.
You must have known that positive words promote positive feelings, which in turn promote positive action.
According to Andrew Newberg, MD and Mark Robert Waldman, authors of “Words Can Change Your Brain,” holding a positive word in your mind can stimulate frontal lobe activity, which includes specific language centres that connect directly to the motor cortex responsible for moving you into action.
So the more driven you are, the more you are confident to get the job done. elite daily says women who are feeling loved, adored and taken care of are more motivated to go out and create not just meaningful relationships, but meaningful work.
It makes her see you as her baby.
Newberg and Waldman suggest that positive words strengthen areas in our frontal lobe and promote the brain’s cognitive functioning. This, in turn, creates a positive view of yourself, which leads to a positive view of others.
When a woman knows she’s your baby (of course when you often call her that). she begins to look at you like you are her baby. There is no greater sign of healthy relationship than this.
Cupping from a piece written by a Scientific American called “Why We Use Pet Names In Relationships,” author Elizabeth Landau found multiple sources (and there aren’t many out there) proving that pet names are the sign of a healthy relationship.
So men, if you want to calm your girlfriend down, let her know how much you love her by using the word ‘baby’ often.
However, this doesn’t necessarily mean keeping the conversation to ‘baby talks’. These are two different things entirely. Women love being called baby and they want to call you that in return. But they don’t want you acting like one.