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    Default Hormone spray could banish shyness

    Hormone spray could banish shyness18 July 2007
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    Well, I don't really think it's a good idea to modify people's behavior with hormones. Firstly, we don't know if this is advisable, safe, or what the long-term effects are. Secondly, couldn't things like this be used to modify people's behavior on a whim, eliminating diversity to some degree? It could lead to pressure on people who don't like to interact much with others to change because of this "treatment" being available.

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    Yeah, I totally agree with you.

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    Freaky. I didn't realize there were any non fertility applications for oxytocin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    Well, I don't really think it's a good idea to modify people's behavior with hormones.
    Hormones are our friend. Everyone should have some.

    But the seeming immorality of the "compulsory social butterfly treatment" has been noted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    But the seeming immorality of the "compulsory social butterfly treatment" has been noted.

    Yes, it's horrible. A tragedy! I am completely against this.

    Do they sell it by the gallon by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    It could lead to pressure on people who don't like to interact much with others to change because of this "treatment" being available.
    or the reverse to prevent soical interactions/altercations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    Firstly, we don't know if this is advisable, safe, or what the long-term effects are.
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    I don't like these type of things, trying to change a person's shyness. It's apart of their personality! :/ I'm sure it has good uses, I just don't like the idea of altering someone in that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kastor View Post
    I don't like these type of things, trying to change a person's shyness. It's apart of their personality! :/ I'm sure it has good uses, I just don't like the idea of altering someone in that way.
    I'm just curious - do you see drinking as something different?

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