Friday, June 3, 2011

Sex Makes The Brain Grow!

According to AOL Health and in articles posted last summer, sex boosts brain growth in rats, and possibly in humans . In a study conducted by researchers at Princeton University, the group of rats that had sex on a daily basis had brain cells grow and even experience an increase in the number of connections between brain cells. The rats that only mated once every two weeks had elevated levels of stress hormones, while the daily "rat-humpers (just a little nickname NYCAVR uses for the test rats)" did not experience this. One very interesting finding: the sexually active rats were less anxious than the virgin rats! This was measured by the fact that they were quicker to eat food in an unfamiliar place.

Something to Ponder: How often do you (adult virgin) find yourself getting nervous and hesitant, when you go to a new restaurant? This research may answer the question "why?".

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