May 04, 2016 4 min read

7 Ways Brain Health Will Improve your Sex Life Written by: Annie Lizstan for My Sexual Health Make no mistake; the brain is indeed the ultimate sex organ.  The response to sexual stimulation ultimately begins in the brain, and this is true for most women.  The brain is the center point of all thoughts and emotions, and it is a complicated and intergraded network of neurotransmitters that are responsible for many things, including sexual desires and the response to such desire.  The brain sends signals throughout the body that will begin a chain reaction that leads to the arousal of the genitals.  Sexual arousal begins in the mind because arousal can begin by just thinking about sex, which brings us back to the first point, that the brain is an ultimate sex organ. Many women will agree, that is difficult for them to get “in the mood” if they are distracted, have a long to-do list, or are physically and mentally exhausted.  If they feel unappreciated by their lover, many women will not feel amorous toward her lover.  When you understand that the brain is a sexual organ, your love life may improve. In general, sex affects emotional, physical, and social aspects of a person’s life.  Recent studies have concluded that in addition to “mindful meditation” and computer memory training games, sex may make you more intelligent. Below are several more reasons that a healthy brain will improve your sex life, and a healthy sex if will improve your brain power:

  1. Exercise with your lover, as this can be incorporated into a type of sexual foreplay. Couples bond mentally and physically when they do activities together, such as enjoying a vigorous game of tennis.  Couples will grow closer if they go to the gym together on a regular basis.  Yoga is an excellent activity to do with your partner.  Remember, regular exercise will have you feeling more energized and looking better, which will have a positive effect in the bedroom.  Also, men who regularly exercise (which is a natural way to keep your brain healthy) are less likely to have ED (erectile dysfunction).
  2. Sex is like a drug, and brain enhancement supplements may not be necessary to increase the enjoyment of sex. Sex is a pleasurable act that feels good, because a neurotransmitter (dopamine) is naturally released, and triggers the part of the brain that registers a reward.  Researchers conclude that the “feel good” hormones (dopamine and oxytocin) may improve the connectivity as to how the brain communicates.
  3. “I have a headache” may not be a valid excuse to avoid sex. In fact, recent research shows that sexual intimacy may relieve minor symptoms of pain.  A research study, conducted in Germany, showed that 60% of migraine sufferers who had sex during an episode reported pain relief.
  4. Sex may be a natural memory booster. A controlled laboratory study, conducted in 2010, reported that when rodents were allowed sex on a daily basis for two consecutive weeks, more neurons grew in the hippocampus (the area of the brain that is directly associated with memory function).  A second laboratory controlled study backed up this conclusion.  It is inconclusive if this is true in humans, but you can certainly study this theory for yourself.
  5. Sex will make you sleepy, and this is great news because your body needs to rest for your brain to function at maximum capacity. When the body is completely rested, your energy levels increase and your mood is elevated.  Also, a well-rested body and mind are one of the most popular ways to increase stamina during intercourse.  Scientists think they understand why men have the tendency to get sleepy directly after sex.  The prefrontal cortex will shut down after ejaculation, and this along with the release of feel-good hormones (serotonin and oxytocin) may account for some men rolling over and quickly falling asleep.
  6. As we know, there are specific ways to keep the brain healthy, such as eating right (by avoiding processed foods and eating more fruits and vegetables), and engaging in mentally stimulating activities (like doing crosswords puzzles, learning to play a musical instrument, and learning a new language). But recent clinical studies have shown that having sex later in life (over the age of 50) can boost brain health and ward off signs of dementia.
  7. Sex is relaxing. Frequent sexual encounters mean a less stress-filled life.  People who had sex on a regular basis were less mentally stressed when faced with anxiety (such as faced with having to speak publically).  How does sex decrease stress? Basically, by lowering a person’s blood pressure.
Author Bio: Annie Lizstan works as a health and beauty consultant for online websites and an independent researcher by profession. She had completed her studies from university of Arizona and live in Wasilla, Alaska. She always like to explore her ideas about health, fitness, beauty .Recently, she got an opportunity to work on joint health product beneflex .She has experience researching as a passion as well as profession. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Note: imagery courtesy of Google

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