Study finds another benefit to having sex, and we're all for it
This is what we like to hear.
The benefits of sex are listed off often but we always like to hear something new.
While we already know that sex burns calories and that it allegedly relieves headaches this new study has found an entirely different benefit.
The study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour found that sexual activity improves your memory.
The researchers looked at women between 19 and 35 and found that women who had had more penetrative sex had better memories and were able to remember words and photos in a test better than those who had less of a sexual history.
Researchers believe penetrative sex could help the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus, which is linked to word memory.
The study was carried out on less than 100 women however, so it's not 100% proven from this alone, however the researchers note that this is not the first study to be performed in this area.
The affect sex has on your memory ''has been reported in a number of animal studies to be advantageous to memory for previously presented objects by increasing neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus. However, studies investigating the potential benefits of frequent PVI on memory function in young women are to the best of our knowledge absent from the literature.'' It said.
If you needed an excuse, this is a good one.