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How can sex make us smarter?

Sex can make us smarter as it stimulates the growth of brain cells, according to a new study.

Psychologists from the University of Maryland, USA, found that sexual experience can increase the number of newly formed neurons in the hippocampus, the area of the brain where long-term memories are stored.

The tests were carried out in laboratory conditions. Scientists allow sexual behavior for half an hour a day in animal species. They observe and record them.

They studied middle-aged people and found that sexual experience reduces brain dysfunction associated with old age.

The scientists concluded that repeated sexual experiences can stimulate neurogenesis and restore cognitive functions. However, with the cessation of sexual activity, the improvements achieved are lost.

The team concluded that sex successfully counteracts the negative effects of stress on brain development. They claim that stress is one of the biggest suppressors of neurogenesis, but sex helps restore that function.

However, watching pornography has the exact opposite effect – it damages the brain and, in particular, its multifunctional abilities.

And while sex itself can make us smarter, smart people don’t necessarily practice it more often.

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