Those of you who agree that a healthy sex life is vital for a happy relationship might be delighted to hear that recent studies reveal that frequent sex stimulates the brain function. The first study to find a link between sexual activity and neuron growth was carried out in the year 2010 on male rats, which were permitted to have sexual activity daily over a time period of two weeks. Following this, a study in 2013 found that rats did not only grow new neurons but also experienced enhanced cognitive function due to frequent sexual intercourse.
In 2016, sexually active human adults aged 50-89 were given problem-solving tasks and exercises that measured their memory abilities. The studies showed that both genders, who had engaged in sex over the previous 12 months scored high in each assignment. To examine further how sexual activity is linked to common memory the same study was carried out on young heterosexual women in the age group of 18-29 with the same results that women who had frequent sex performed well in memory-related tasks.
It is important to keep in mind that frequent sex naturally promotes emotional closeness with the partner and the activity is furthermore a great way of stress release. But a healthy relationship can experience problems if the male partner suffers from some kind of sexual dysfunction such as premature ejaculation. His fear of climaxing too soon might be this big, that his desire for sexual activity starts to decline. The anxiety not to perform well and not be able to satisfy the partner can not only be frustrating but embarrassing too and may lead to an emotional distance between the partners. Not being able to last longer in bed is a common issue for men as up to 40% of Australians may experience premature ejaculation at some point in their lives.
The condition can lead to stress, performance anxiety, guilt and overall relationship problems. If the issue of not being able to maintain an erection throughout intercourse occurs only occasionally, there is no need to worry about but it is definitely time to see a doctor if the complication happens frequently. The patient will probably need a physical exam to rule out any physical problems in order to discuss the right treatment such as medication or psychotherapy to be able to enjoy intimacy and pleasure on a frequent level again.
Apart from gaining better memory by frequent sex, the intimacy that comes along with it offers physical, emotional and social benefits. People who have an active sex life profit from cardiovascular exercise and often have better dietary habits than those who are less sexually active and may be fitter in general. It is also known that sex releases oxytocin, a hormone, which helps us to relax and sleep better. This way we feel more rested and have better energy the following day. Sex also benefits our mental health as the activity helps reduce stress and increase happiness. Especially in older humans, research has found that sexual activity at an older age may affect their well-being as frequent intercourse can make look younger furthermore, they were less likely to feel depressed and lonely.
It is therefore proven that having an active sex life has an influence on our overall health and a significant part in bonding with our partner. Physical and emotional benefits like reduced risk of heart disease, improved self-esteem, and enhanced brain activity can come from sex, hence the activity improves quality of life. This is why we should engage in sex more frequently and consult a doctor when we experience problems in the bedroom to be able to enjoy a healthy relationship with all its benefits.