Intelligence is the new sexy. If you are giving extra points for person who can speak a few languages fluently, able to put comma in the right place, or knows how the spaceship navigates, or you are sapiosexual. According to Diana Rabb, a Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology: “The brain is the largest sex organ. Those who admit to being a sapiosexual will say that they are turned on by the brain and tend to be teased or excited by the insights of another person. As foreplay, the sapiosexual person may crave philosophical, political, or psychological discussions because this turns [him or her] on.”

Want to have more sex? Get smarter! Professor Geoffrey Miller of the University of New Mexico has done a research on 400 men testing their sperm health and overall intelligence. He found that there was a direct correlation between intelligence and sperm healthiness, as the men who scored the highest on the cognitive test also had the healthiest sperm. He concluded that intelligence is a genetic trait that was passed down as “traits such as language, humor, and intelligence evolved in both sexes, because they were sexually attractive to both sexes.”

Want to get smarter? Have more sex! This works both ways. Researchers in the University of Maryland have tested mice and found that sexual activity improves mental performance and increases  production of new neurons in the hippocampus, where long-term memories are formed. Their colleagues from Konkuk University in Seoul confirmed that sex lowers the suppressive effects of chronic stress, reporting that “sexual interaction could be helpful for buffering adult hippocampal neurogenesis and recognition memory function against the suppressive actions of chronic stress.”

So rather get both 🙂


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