Oldie sex is good for mind

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HAV­ING sex in old age makes you BRAINIER, boffins have found.

Re­search com­piled by Coven­try and Ox­ford Uni­ver­si­ties showed those who had bonked more of­ten scored higher on tests that mea­sured their ver­bal flu­ency and their abil­ity to vis­ually per­ceive ob­jects and the spa­ces be­tween them.

The study in­volved 73 peo­ple aged be­tween 50 and 83.

Dr Hay­ley Wright, from Coven­try Uni­ver­sity’s Cen­tre for Re­search in Psy­chol­ogy, Be­hav­iour and Achieve­ment, said: “We are get­ting a bit closer to un­der­stand­ing why this as­so­ci­a­tion ex­ists at all, what the mech­a­nisms are, and whether there is a ‘cause and ef­fect’ re­la­tion­ship be­tween sex­ual ac­tiv­ity and cog­ni­tive func­tion in older peo­ple.”

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