Recent study finds that older adults, who engaged in above average levels of sexual activity, scored higher in a series of cognitive tests.
A new Oxford University study has shown that older adults over age fifty who are sexually active have higher cognitive function. The researchers took 73 participants both male and female who were subjected to a series of questioning to assess wellbeing and frequency of sexual intercourse (never, monthly or weekly). These tests were to determine an individual’s abilities to reflect cognitive abilities. The study was published in The Journals of Gerontology.
The cognitive tests measured the participant’s verbal fluency and ability to visualise objects and the spaces between them.