Sex Helps Women with Memory Problems

If you're a woman and you've misplaced your keys or forgot the name of your friend's husband, don't fret. A Canadian researcher thinks you can help your bad memory by having lots and lots of sex. 

For realz. 

Researchers at McGill University in Canada studied the effects of penis-vagina intercourse (PVI) on women, which sounds like a pretty cool job even though they nerded sex up by calling it PVI. But anyway, McGill’s team polled 78 heterosexual women under the age of 30 by giving them memory tests involving faces and abstract words. Then the women were given a questionnaire that asked about their sex lives, grade point average, and whether or not they use birth control. 

From there, McGilligans (a term I just made up) concluded that boffing helped women remember abstract words because there was a link between sex and the growth of tissue in the hippocampus, which is an area in your brain that controls memories, emotions, and your nervous system. 

McGill professor Jens Pruessner said that his research was in the beginning stages and that there were no firm conclusions just yet, but he said there was still a link between memory and sex.

“The chemicals involved with signaling reward to the brain—hormones and neurotransmitters—have been shown to be associated with both memory and sexual activity,” Pruessner told Broadly.