Frequent Sex Improves Cognitive Abilities (Study)

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The more sex you have, the smarter you become

We've long known the physiological health benefits of having sex. But did you know that frequent romps can make you smarter? According to a survey at Coventry University in the U.K., it’s apparently true!

In the study, scientists asked 73 older adults how often they had sexy time with one another, and then asked them to perform tasks that tested their brain function.

They wanted to examine changes in things like attention, memory, fluency, language, and visuospatial abilities.

They discovered that participants who had sex at least once a week scored higher on tests of cognitive functioning. The highest measurements were recorded on verbal fluency and visuospatial ability—than those who had sex less frequently.

So, for example, they were able to name more animals and more words that started with the letter “F,” in 60 seconds, and were better able to copy a complex drawing from memory.

One potential reason? The more sex you have, the more dopamine your brain produces, the scientists believe.

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That’s critical, since the neurotransmitter has been linked to a bunch of important brain functions, like better working memory and executive function.

It’s also possible that more sex means more social, physical, and mental engagement, which has also been shown to protect neurons in your brain as you age.

Since the study was done on older adults, it’s not exactly clear how frequent sex will impact the brain earlier in life. But it does suggest that staying active in the bedroom can give you a powerful mental boost as you grow older.

In 2016, a series of studies were released detailing the many benefits of frequent masturbation. In the end, it appears releasing built up semen in men can help men live longer, more fulfilling lives!

Do you find the research compelling? How might you use this information in the future?