s*x Can Make Your Brain Work Better, Scientist Say

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Researchers at the University of Maryland has credited frequent s*xual activity with increased brainpower. However, the benefits to the brain were lost if the creatures stopped mating. The UK DailyMail reports:

A second study, also published last year, suggested that having s*x counteracts the effect of stress on the brain – at least in mice.  However, while having s*x may make you smarter, the converse is not necessarily true.

The Atlantic website reports: ‘Being smarter does not necessarily mean you’ll have more s*x. ‘Smarter teens, in fact, tend to delay the initiation of their coital activities.’ In any case, making new brain cells may not be enough.

Psychologist Tracey Shors told a Society for Neuroscience conference that hard work is needed if these cells are to survive. She said: ‘You can make new cells with exercise, Prozac and s*x.

‘If you do mental training, you’ll keep alive more of the cells you produced.

‘And if you do both, now you have the best of both worlds – you’re making more cells and keeping more alive.’

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