A Rutgers professor has declared that achieving sexual climax does more for mental acuity than doing brainteaser puzzles. Neuroscientist Barry Komisaruk says that orgasms have more wholesale benefits than crosswords or sudoku, reports the Daily Mail.
“Mental exercises increase brain activity but only in relatively localised regions. Orgasm activates the whole,” says Komisaruk. “It brings all the nutrients and oxygenation to the brain.”
His findings come mainly from studying arousal in females since the 1960s. He has found that arousal can block feelings of pain, anxiety and other negative sensations.
He first published findings 10 years ago suggesting that the physical experience D.H. Lawrence called “the crisis” provides an excellent mental workout through blood flow and oxygen delivery. It’s unclear whether or how subway riders will be able to perform this brain workout during a commute.