Unlike previous studies, this one says that sex won’t make you any smarter, in the long run. Dang.
It would be nice, wouldn’t it? If every time you cuddled up and got cozy with your loved one, your intellect would be rewarded.
Being intimate in a consenting relationship at any age is definitely good for your mind, body and soul. But unfortunately, it doesn’t do anything for your memory.
Researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia studied data gathered from over 6000 adults, all aged 50 years and older, in order to come up with the findings.
They found that people who enjoy a sexually active and emotionally close relationship with their partner do tend to perform better on memory tests. So, that’s the first step. These results aren’t anything new, and coincide with previous research in the same field. Researchers compared their results with those obtained from people who were generally sexually inactive, and drew their conclusions.
But here’s the glitch: the positive results don’t stick around over a longer period of time. The improvement in cognitive function that people experience after intimacy only happens on a short-term basis.
So, there it is. You can’t avoid developing dementia by snuggling up close and personal everyday, although undoubtedly you are experiencing other benefits, if you do.
And how can you make your sex life even better? Get more of this, experts say. And look on the bright side- age is just a number.