There are many different benefits of having sex regularly, but there is something this act can do for you that you might be unaware of – make you smarter. Yes, in addition to making you feel great and relieving stress, having sex on a frequent basis can also improve your cognitive function and create new neurons in the brain.
Earlier this year, a study was conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland. What the scientists found was that people who regularly engage in sex can think more clearly, because their brains are able to function better cognitively. This is largely due to cell growth in the hippocampus, a region of the brain that controls long-term memory.
Although this is an exciting study, an article in the Huffington Post about the research noted that it was not the first of its kind. Back in 2010, a team from New York University Langone Medical Center has similar findings, theorizing that, with the work that sex can do for cell growth in the brain, the act can help hold off memory loss and dementia.
While more research will need to be done in this area to come to more conclusive results, it is certainly welcome news for those who might have a bit of trouble remembering things in their everyday lives. All you need to do is engage in an activity that you already enjoy on a more frequent basis in order to help promote and maintain the health of your most important organ!