Meditation, learning music, certain training, etc are said to improve intelligence. Did you ever know that frequent sex can also improve your intelligence apart from its impact on health?
Sexual health is an important part of maintaining the overall health, intelligence, and well-being of a couple in a marriage. According to the research done sexual desire and its satisfaction is an important part and considered a building block in maintaining a happy married life.
According to WHO sexual health is defined as physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality. Any problem in normal sexual intercourse affects emotional intelligence.
Now, let us understand what emotional intelligence is. Emotional intelligence can be explained as an individual’s ability to perceive emotions, reason with emotions, understand emotions and manage emotions. A person with a healthy sexual activity with his/her partner improves ones’ ability to control emotions of self and others.
It is well known that healthy sexual intercourse relieves stress, worries and may improve certain vitals. Having sex with your partner is good for both the brain and body. There are various neurological networks involved before, during, and after sexual activity.
How sexual activity affects brain function?
According to the studies frequent sex is known to improve brain function in older adults. Sexual activity or sexual stimulation increases the flow of oxygen in the brain. According to the research done, lovemaking increases the number of neurons in the brain. As a result, it improves long-term memory.
Healthy intercourse improves intelligence by affecting the hippocampus region of the brain. This region of the brain is a seat for memory and its function is said to increase the number of neurons.
“Chemical reaction with sexual stimulation”
Various chemical reactions occur in the brain with sexual activity. Apart from the hypothalamus, many areas in the brain become active with sexual activity. Some region of the brain warms up and some cooldown.
The release of neurochemicals such as dopamine, oxytocin, vasopressin, serotonin, norepinephrine, etc boosts emotional intelligence. This hormonal secretion calms your brain and makes you feel good.
Different ways how sexual power can improve intelligence
- There is an increase in neurogenesis which is important to improve memory.
- The release of dopamine is associated with certain feelings such as motivation and concentration.
- It improves mood, reduces stress, and calms you down thus improving brain function.
Changes in the brain before, during, and after sexual activity
“Sex is good for the brain”
Diagnostic imaging such as MRI shows that the limbic system in the brain i.e the emotional center is the first to be triggered.
During sexual activity, there are changes in the cerebellum region of the brain. As a result, there is a release of hormones. These hormones continue to rise while having sex.
After the intercourse, the hypothalamus part of the brain works hard to make you feel good.
Sexual activity improves certain cognitive functions. Hence, now we know that healthy sex is good for the brain.