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Call it the Sex and the City phenomenon. According to research, women get as much pleasure out of spending time with their girlfriends as they do from a sexy night in the bedroom with their man. The study found that women release oxytocin- the same hormone associated with orgasm- when they are having fun with their friends.  The result is a feeling of relaxation, happiness and security.   Scientists say that friendships and an active social life stimulate the release of the hormone.  This may help to explain the growing trend of women prioritizing their friendships over their love lives.  According to the survey, 35% of women think spending time with their friends is important, while only 23% of men said the same.

[Via:  Prep Nation]