Sex is a great way to be intimate with your significant other both physically and emotionally. It’s a stress reliever and can boost your endorphin levels. The physical and mental benefits of a healthy sex life are well-documented. However, there’s been a new study that shows there’s even more benefits to sex than just feeling good. It’s been found that sex can also make you smarter. That’s right
CAN SEX REALLY INCREASE YOUR INTELLIGENCE?
Settling down with your significant other for some good, old fashion love-making can help make your smarter. Research has found that regular sex, at least once a week, can improve your brain function. Neuroscientist Professor Barry Komisaruk states that, “At orgasm we see a tremendous increase in the blood flow [to the brain]. So my belief is it can’t be bad. It brings all the nutrients and oxygenation to the brain.”
Universities of Coventry and Oxford have found that adults who are having sex at least once every week are improving on test scores, as well as challenges of memory and verbal fluency.
Published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological and Social Sciences, the study includes 28 men and 45 women (73 people total) with an age range spanning 50 and 83. The participants were asked to answer how often they participated in any kind of sexual activity over the last 12 months, as well as questions on their general health and lifestyle. Then, the participants took a standardized test that measures the patterns of brain function in adults their age range. The test itself had a focus on memory, fluency, attention, language and visuospatial abilities.