If someone were to tell you that sex can make you smarter, what would you say?
I know I would say, “Listen buddy, you don’t need to sell me on sex. I already think it’s great and I would much rather be having sex than talking to you. But let’s face it, sex can’t possibly make you smarter because trying to have sex and seeing nude women inherently makes you do dumb things.”
While there’s no doubt that trying to have sex will make you do terrible, stupid things, science says sex can make you smarter!
A new study from Kontuk University in South Korea concluded that sex successfully neutralized the negative effects of stress on the brain’s development. Specifically, they found that sexual activity counteracts the memory-robbing effects of stress in mice.
They concluded: “Sexual interaction could be helpful for buffering adult hippocampal neurogenesis and recognition memory function against the suppressive actions of chronic stress.”
That’s good for mice, but what about us humans?
Well, there’s a pretty good chance that sex could be helpful for buffering adult hippocampal neurogenesis and recognition memory function against the suppressive actions of chronic stress. I recommend you try to have as much sex as possible in the next few days and see if you can remember things better.
THANK YOU, SCIENCE.