Previous research suggests that frequent sex leads to better memory in young men. It turns out that it is the same in young women, according to a result in a new study.
Penile-vaginal intercourse between male and female may actually aid in better memory, which recent research finds to affect young men, but a new study finds it to be also true in young women.
Researchers at McGill University in Canada recruited 78 young women between the ages of 18 to 29 to fill out a questionnaire and take a series of memory and visual tests which includes facial and word recognition.
Study: Frequency of Penile–Vaginal Intercourse is Associated with Verbal Recognition Performance in Adult Women
Those young women who answered to having regular sex scored higher in the memory tests than those who reported to having less frequent sex. The young women who raised the bar on frequent sex showed significant scores in the facial and word recognition, which the latter is more noticeable.
Previous research has explained the link between frequent sex and memory retention. It is found that frequent sex promotes growth of new brain tissues in the hippocampus in the area particularly involved in verbal communication. Additionally, neurotransmitters responsible for good feelings go into a spike as a result of frequent sex.
Frequent Netflix and chill before major exams work.
The researchers published their findings in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.
As to why sex bolster all those brain wirings and memory mechanism are still undetermined. The new research is a sub-part of a bigger study on the relationship of memory retention with various activities.
We can say that the scientists may have gotten substantial data to cover sex. After all, it is an activity equivalent to breathing and eating don't you think?
It's interesting to find out if amnesia may also result after sex and whether it is more frequent in males or females. The evolution of male penis bone
may help us come up with a hypothesis.
See: An Overly Extensive Sexual History May Diminish Your Attractiveness, Study Suggests