5 Ways Sex Makes Us Smarter

In Love & Sex by , on Friday, June 21, 2013, 6:19 AM (PDT)
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Quiet. They're studying.


Can't Sleep? Sex. Stressed Out? Sex.

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But not when it comes to sex.  As more and more studies are showing us, having sex can lead to all kinds of extra benefits.

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Our friends over at TheFrisky have stumbled upon a new study from the University of Amsterdam that found having sex can actually boost your brainpower. But oh can it do so much more than that.

Mental Capacity - Researchers in Amsterdam found that participants in a study who thought about sex performed better on mental tasks than those who didn't. Turns out having sex on the brain is a good thing.

Happiness -You'd be hardpressed to find someone who doesn't feel better after having sex. Plus, sperm carries happy mood chemicals like oxytocin, which has shown to be relieve stress, help depression and increase self-esteem.

Sleep - Getting decent shut-eye every night plays a huge role in your mental capabilities. Not only does sex require physical exertion, but it releases chemicals that help you get drowzy.

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