Having Sex Weekly May Make Older People Smarter

Having sex is fun, and new data shows older people can really benefit from getting it on at least once a week. Coventry University researchers asked 73 older adults how often they had sex, and  then had them perform tasks that tested their brain function. They discovered that people who had sex at least weekly scored higher on tests of cognitive function—and, more specifically, on tests that measured verbal fluency and visuospatial ability—than those who had sex less frequently. One possible reason? The more sex you have, the more dopamine your brain produces, which is important because the neurotransmitter has been linked to a bunch of important brain functions. It’s also possible that more sex means more social, physical, and mental engagement, which has also been shown to protect neurons in your brain as you age. (Men’s Health