This time the study shows it boosts your immune system. That shows it really is a “cure for everything”. The many joyous health benefits of having more sex:
Sex combats illness
You know those people who say “I never get ill”? Well, it’s possible that they’re revealing more about themselves than they realise.
According to a study carried out in Pennsylvania and published in Psychology Report, people who have sex once or twice a week have, on average, 30pc more Immunoglobulin A (IgA), which is used to fight illness, than those who are not sexually active.
However, it’s worth pointing out that this link between intercourse and immunity is not always positive. The same study found that the people with the lowest level of Immunoglobulin A were those who had sex more than twice a week.
I think more research is required for the conclusion in that last paragraph. I’m volunteering for the treatment group.
Sex powers up the brain
Ok, so it’s only been proven in rats to date – but one scientific study suggests that a rumble in the (pubic) jungle can boost brain power.
In 2010, research published in the journal PLoS ONE suggested that rats who mate regularly had a higher rate of cell proliferation in the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain linked to memory. The rats also experienced more brain cell growth and a rise in the number of connections between brain cells than those who did not.
So, forget about sudoku and instead consider more virile endeavours as your brain exercise.
Who said sex isn’t a thinking man’s game?
Count me in for the human studies.