Study Says Women Who Have More Sex Have Better Memories

Another health benefit of sex!
PHOTO: Alexa Miller

This is something we’ve never heard before.

A team of researchers from McGill University in Canada studied 78 twenty-something female participants, and invited them to take part in two memory tests: one involving people’s faces, and another one involving abstract words. On top of that, the participants also had to disclose whether or not they used birth control, and filled up a questionnaire about their grades.

The researchers wanted to determine a link between the frequency of which women have sex and the growth of nerve tissue in the hippocampus. For all the non-bio majors out there, the hippocampus is the part of the brain that controls our emotions and memories.

The study, which was published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, found that while more sex helped women remember abstract words, it did not affect the way they recalled people’s faces.

Their next goal is to figure out if more orgasms can lead to better memories.

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