Study says sex might make you smarter

A new study from the University of Pavia, Italy, finds that sex, especially with a new partner, could boost memory and alertness. Researchers examined blood tests from new couples, long-term couples, and singles and found that nerve growth in the brain was “significantly higher in subjects in love than in either the subjects with long-lasting relationships or the subjects with no relationships.” They also found evidence that sexually active seniors were less likely to have dementia.