The benefits of sex are just not limited to pleasure derived from intercourse but there is lot more. And the newest surprise concerning sex is good news for women. A study shows that having more sex means better memory for women.
According to the research, the penile-vaginal sexual intercourse boosts the ability to memorize abstract words for women’s brains. The study shows a link between sex and the hippocampus – a part of the brain that controls memory and emotions.
Around 78 women under the age of 30 took part in the research. They were shown abstract words and human faces. After a period, it became clear that those who had sex often were able to remember abstract words better.
However, the experiment had no effect on ability to recall faces.
It might be possible that the relaxation during the sex helps better functioning of the brain. The researchers also said that chemicals signaling reward to the mind for achieving orgasm are also attached to the memory as much as sexual activity.