Could Sex Make You More Intelligent? Plus, Win a Lelo Smart Wand (Worth £108!)
As if you needed more proof that sex is good for you! Seperate research conducted in the US and South Korea suggests that not only does sex make us feel good, it can also have a positive effect on our intelligence.
One group of researchers monitored lab mice and found that after 30 minutes of sex a day, the mice "showed signs of improved cognitive function", while the other found that sex can reverse the ill effects of stress on memory.
While there are many obvious benefits to a good sex life, we tend not to think about the postive health effects in the heat of the moment.
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Read on for even more reasons to indulge in a love session tonight...
- Speaking of sex and brains... One of the most surprising results of our sex survey was the revelation that Cambridge students spend more on sex toys than any other university, causing many journalists to speculate that higher intelligence causes a higher sex drive. Do you think there's a link between how clever you are and how much you want sex? Or is it purely a coincidence? [Does a high IQ equal a high sex drive? - The Telegraph]
- Not only can sex make you smarter, it could also help you lose a few pounds. Dr. Brooke Magnanti discusses the recent study that claims sex burns as many calories as exercise, which each session burning up to 90 calories for women and 120 for men. Have you ever used sexercise to lose weight? [Why sex really is the best form of exercise - The Telegraph]
- If you are hoping to use sex as a means to lose weight, I'd recommend the cheap and cheerful Sex Calorie Countrer for Couples (right, £3.49), which may not be completely accurate, but certainly gives you an incentive to try new positions. Sex on the stairs supposedly burns 894 calories, by the way!
- It's a well known fact that orgasms can help you relax and drift off to sleep, which is why sex is one of the most simple solutions to insomnia. However, many couples find sharing a bed makes it difficult to get a good night's rest. I loved this article that tries out different techniques to help both of you get a solid 8 hours. Do you always share a bed with your partner? [4 Tricks to Sleep Better Together - The Nest]
Our Video of the Week explores even more benefits of sex! I was surprised to learn that sex decreases your chance of heart attack by half. Were any of these a surprise to you?
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