Apart from the enjoyment, medicinal value, stress reduction and superlative pleasure that s*x offers, it appears that couples who engage in the act regularly, with the right frame of mind, me be enhancing their brain power and intelligence, especially for people who are new in love.
S*x is good for the health, but a new study has found that ‘doing it’ could boost intelligence. The researchers that carried out the study said s*x stimulates the growth of brain cells in the part of the brain responsible for memory and learning. They also said they found out that s*x protects the brain cells against decline.
In other words, couples with active s*x lives are more likely to have increased memory, brain power and intelligence, all of which tend to be stronger when the relationship is going on sweet.
The study found that regular intercourse could make the brain more alert and boost overall intelligence.
However, according to findings, other health benefits of regular s*x include lower blood pressure, emotional well-being, reduced migraine pain, increased level of testosterone, lower risk of prostate cancer among men, fewer menopause symptoms among women and higher level of cranial nerve growth.
In addition, a Canadian study found out that in an average 25 minutes of s*x (equivalent to walking uphill for 20 minutes), men used up an average of 100 calories while women used 69, which corroborates the fact that s*x is a form of exercise.
Notably, the link between regular s*x and increased alertness has to do with the levels of nerve growth.
In the study, the researchers carried out a test on the blood of three different groups of people; those who had just fallen in love, those in long-term relationships and singles.
At the end of the study, reviewed by Daily Mail, the researchers from the University of Pavia, Italy, found that people in new relationships showed significantly high levels of nerve and brain cells growth compared to those in long-term relationship and those who are still single.
Interestingly, the levels of the growth of the nerve and brain cells fell the longer a couple stayed together, which implies a distinct health benefit derivable by people in new relationships.
Thus, the study found that frequent s*x not only reduces stress, it increases nerve health and boosts brain power, especially in people that are truly in love than in those who are single and claiming to be happy.
“Madonna, who has never made her love for sex a secret, is said to have an IQ of 140, which puts her at 'near genius level'.”
One of the lead researchers, Dr. Arun Ghosh, pointed out that there is some evidence that older people who are s*xually active are less likely to have dementia.
“But as well as boosting brain cells, s*x could also sharpen a woman’s mind due to a surge in s*x hormones, particularly testosterone, which can help improve concentration and reaction times.
“A huge amount of brain stimulus occurs during intercourse, that is why we feel so overtaken when we orgasm. When researchers do MRI scans on people in orgasm, they observe both sides of the brain being stimulated, including parts of the brain we would not normally use,” he added.
Written by TUNDE AJAJA