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As if you didn’t already know, there are some sex benefits out there that are good for your health. Talk about awesome, right? Who doesn’t want to have lots of sex and feel as if there are positive factors for your health?

Well, there’s a new sex benefit that should get all of us really, really happy. That’s because, according to a new study that was published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, per Business Insider, having more sex as we all age can actually improve your short-term memory. This also goes for things like kissing and lots and lots of intimate touching. Talk about some positive news to get your weekend started, right?

Led by Mark Allen from the University of Wollongong in Australia, the study analyzed data for 6,000 people over the age of 50, taking in factors such as their diet, their overall health and their socioeconomic status. Participants then completed a questionnaire asking them how frequently they have sex, to help determine if there’s a factor in helping short-term memory. The results showed that, surprisingly, those people who were more sexually active had more success with short-term memory.

So, why is this one of the many sex benefits? According to Allen, the extended intimacy may boost a person’s memory by stimulating certain areas of the brain associated with memory. That’s the key factor in such results. And, to further support this theory, a separate study conducted by Manchester University in 2015 found that people had better brain power if they were still sexually active between the ages of 58 to 98 years old.

Of course, just because the study led to some surprising results, the research also didn’t find that less sex led to worse short-term memory, but, hey, if more sex means better memory, why not take that as a sign to go have more of it!

So, for those who need more of a reason to get down and dirty, take this latest study as another one — because there are some tremendous sex benefits out there, and we’re in full support of learning as many as possible. Life’s too great at times, isn’t it?

(H/T Business Insider)

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