Is a cuddle better than sex? New research says it"s hugs not hanky-panky that keeps couples together


Is a cuddle better than sex? New research says it"s hugs not hanky-panky that keeps couples together

9:58 PM on 24th July 2011

Bonding: Cuddling creates intimacy between couples because it causes the release a

Bonding: Cuddling creates intimacy between couples because it causes the release a “love hormone”

Romance: Hugging can keep the love alive just as well as sex (posed by models)

Romance: Hugging can keep the love alive just as well as sex (posed by models)

Creature comforts: Cuddling is also common in the animal kingdom as this tiger cub and baby orangutan, pictured at an animal hospital, illustrate

Creature comforts: Cuddling is also common in the animal kingdom as this tiger cub and baby orangutan, pictured at an animal hospital, illustrate