A new study claims that sex sharpens your memory and makes you brainier and intelligent.
After a research on mice, scientists from University of Maryland, US, and Konkuk University, South Korea, revealed that sexual intercourse aided in the production of new neurons in the brain which improved our memory.
The other benefits of having sex are well known. Scientists say sexual intercourse acts as stress buster and it is a natural pain killer. People enjoy better sleep after sex. It improves female bladder control and lowers blood pressure. It can be considered a good exercise which also lowers chance of heart attack. In men, it decreases the risk of getting prostate cancer.
"We discovered that even though there had been the production of new neurons the cognitive abilities acquired during the experiment decreased once the mice were subjected to long periods without sexual activity," researchers said. So for continued benefits, sexual intercourse should be made a regular affair.
Increased sexual activity also means more oxygen to the brain. It improves the functioning of the brain and intellectual functions by fighting stress and tension. The more you indulge in lovemaking, lesser will be the chance of suffering from dementia. It improves long-term memory.