If you’re looking for a way to boost your IQ, it could be as simple as having more sex.
According to Men’s Health, a recent study asked 73 older adults how often they had sex, then had them perform various tasks testing their brain function, in areas such as attention, memory, fluency and language.
The study found that participants who had sex at least once a week, scored higher on tests of cognitive function compared to those who had sex less frequently.
One possible reason for this? The more sex you have, the more dopamine the brain produces. However, since the study was conducted on older adults, they’re unsure how having sex affects your brain now. But it does suggest that a healthy sex life can lead to a mental boost as you endure the aging process.