A new study from the Pennsylvania State University indicates that not being satisfied with your sexual life could mean that memory decline will occur later in life. According to the research, the possibility of cognitive issues applies to those who can’t get enough “action” in bed when they’re in their middle age, according to CTV News. In other words, there’s no use worrying if you’re in your 20s and your sexual life is not what you want.
Although the new research might seem like a joke to some people, it might be quite reliable, considering that the researchers involved tracked 818 men over the course of 12 years, from the ages of 56 to 68.
For their new study, scientists examined the memory and processing speed of participants. They discovered that individuals who experienced problems with erectile function and sexual satisfaction were more likely to experience memory loss in the future.
Riki Slayday, the lead author of the study, explained:
Research on sexual health has historically focused on quantifiable facets of sexuality like number of sexual partners or frequency of sexual activity,
What we were interested in is the perception of that activity, how someone feels about their sex life, and how that influences cognitive function, because multiple people could be in the same situation physically but experience completely different levels of satisfaction.
The study highlights the importance of considering subjective aspects of sexual health and their influence when it comes to the cognitive function of a person. The findings indicate a connection between physical and psychological well-being, indicating that declines in sexual satisfaction may indicate potential health issues and cognitive decline. The study also proposes that doctors should view erectile dysfunction as a warning sign for other health problems, such as the risk of future cognitive decline, and highlights the need to focus on improving sexual satisfaction and well-being rather than solely treating the symptom.