Australian psychologist Mark Allen (Mark S. Allen) has studied communication between active sex life at mature age and operation of mechanisms of memory and has come to a conclusion that in the long term active sex life at people is more senior than 50 years doesn't help to improve memory, but in general positively affects maintaining cognitive skills.
The expert has analysed data of a long-term British research on six thousand people 50 years which middle age was 66 years are more senior. Participants of an experiment answered questions of the health, a way of life, the economic status and satisfaction with the life at an interval of two years. In addition, the questionnaire turned on the block of questions of private life, including about sex.
Parallel to filling of the questionnaire participants of a research passed test of incidental memory in which their ability to keep memories of certain events in life was estimated and to list as much as possible details connected with these events: time, place, weather and so on. At the same time such factors as physical activity, quality of a dream, a diet, addictions of respondents were considered.
It has become clear that active sexual life actually slightly influenced memory changes. However, participants of an experiment who had sex more often or were in more close relations with the partners on average showed more good results of tests.