This is one healthy habit that male and female entrepreneurs everywhere probably won’t complain about- at all. Science has proven that having sex with others (and lots of it for a while) makes you smarter. With all the hustle of growing a startup and handling a business, an entrepreneur’s life is high stress which makes this discovery even more important. This is one activity all entrepreneurs should definitely find time to fit in their busy schedules. Here are three ways that sex improves your brain.
1. Sex helps grow brain cells.
A study from the University of Maryland found that middle-aged rats who were allowed to engage in sex showed signs of improved mental performance. Translation for humans? It is now scientifically proven that sex stimulates the growth of neurons in our brains which is especially important as our brains age.
2. Sex will make your long-term memory better.
Another study last November from Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea found that sex increases neurogenesis in the hippocampus for mice. For those of us who aren’t scientists, sex helps increase brain cell growth in the long-term memory part of our brain. Basically, if you want to enhance your impeccable memory, you need to be having sex.
3. Having sex protects your brain from stress.
Both studies found that having sex helps you keep your long-term memory by “buffering adult hippocampal neurogenesis and recognition memory function against the suppressive actions of chronic stress.” Age and stress in general are just terrible on our brains; it can make us forget things for one. If you want to protect your brain from deteriorating, you need to keep having sex (and don’t stop).
So while having more sex definitely makes your brain better, sorry nerds, but unfortunately being smart still doesn’t mean you’ll have more sex. =’(