Anti-love biotechnology Drugs For those who don’t want to fall in Love

February 11, 2015 6:56 am
“You can imagine a situation in which a person’s experience of love is
so profoundly harmful, yet so irresistible, that it undermines their
ability to think rationally for themselves,” “Some people in dangerous
relationships know they need to get out, and even want to, but are
unable to break their emotional attachment. If, for example, a woman in
an abusive relationship could access medication that would help her
break ties with her abuser, then, assuming it was safe and effective, we
think she could be justified in taking it .

Who needs this? Scientists are already working on a cure for love ..They
believe since Love is termed a drug, they should be a cure .Anti-love
biotechnology would see feelings associated with love limited using
medicine, with the concept being treated much like addiction or
depression.

Neuro-ethicist Brian D. Earp told Independent .uk
“Recent brain studies show extensive parallels between the effects of certain addictive drugs and experiences of being in love.

“You can imagine a situation in which a person’s experience of love is
so profoundly harmful, yet so irresistible, that it undermines their
ability to think rationally for themselves,” “Some people in dangerous
relationships know they need to get out, and even want to, but are
unable to break their emotional attachment. If, for example, a woman in
an abusive relationship could access medication that would help her
break ties with her abuser, then, assuming it was safe and effective, we
think she could be justified in taking it .

Anti-love drugs are unofficially already in use, with Earp noting that
in Israel some ultra-Orthodox Jews have prescribed antidepressants to
young yeshiva students to reduce their libido, using the side effect of
the drug as its main use.

“It is important to be careful about making broad recommendations,” Earp
cautioned. “There are some people who are so devastated for such a long
time after a break-up that they can’t move on. Part of this might be
depression, for which we already have many treatments.
“Even in a case of domestic abuse, that can be life-threatening, we
wouldn’t recommend forcing drug-based treatment on someone against their
will: non-biochemical interventions should be tried first.”

The dulling of extreme emotions and loosening of romantic bonds remain a
side-effect of antidepressants that boost serotonin but in a digital
age that makes relationships more intense and constant than ever, it’s
easy to see how they could become desirable.

In Japan, some men have already taken matters into their own hands. A
social phenomenon known as ‘Herbivore men’ sees males shunning
girlfriends or marriage to focus on their own lives.

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