Does your memory tend to come and go? Then have sex! According to a study published in the Archives of sexual Behaviour journal, sex could have an impact on our short-term memories.
‘Honey, where are my keys?’, ‘What did you tell me about your cousin?’
If you have a really bad memory, it’s good to know that all is not lost. The Archives of Sexual Behaviour journal has just published a study that could change your life. After analysing the behaviour of 6,000 people over the age of 50, researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia have found that having sex had a real impact on their short-term memory. Information and data for this study was gathered over two years and professors asked participants to fill out a questionnaire based on their sexual habits and cognitive abilities. Two years later, the same thing again. The results show that the participants that had regular sex got better results on the memory tests.
Your memory improves with regular sex because having sex ‘stimulates certain brain areas associated with memory such as the hippocampus,’ explain researchers. The only downside is that only the short-term memory is stimulated - so if you’re still searching for your grandmother’s ring that you lost 20 years ago, you need to look for another method.
Check out the video above for more on the fascinating findings of this study!