It may be seems like some bizarre news, but findings says that sex not only helps decrease stress levels and burn away calories, but it also boosts your intelligence too!
According to researchers, love making proved to greatly increase the creation of new neurons located within the hippocampus- an area of the brain that is responsible for the formation of long-term memory.
According to psychologists from the University of Maryland in the US "We discovered that even though there had been the production of new neurons, the cognitive abilities acquired during the experiment decreased once the mice were subjected to long periods without sexual activity."
Increased sexual activity floods an individual’s brain cells with oxygen, they noted.
In the same context, another study by Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea, provided further substantial evidence.
According to the Korean study, sex increases intellectual functions. Sexual activity buffers the creation of neurons in the hippocampal region of the brain, which acts against detrimental functions caused by extreme stress.
It has also been said that older couples that are more sexually active have less odds of getting dementia which is due to a variation of complicated reasons, said a report in Glamour magazine.
(With inputs from IANS)