To explore the connection between an active sex life and a healthy brain, Wright and co-author Rebecca Jenks, also of Coventry University, reviewed survey data and cognitive test results for about 6,800 adults aged 50 to 89 years.

Among other things, the survey asked if respondents had any sexual activity during the previous year.

Men and women who answered in the affirmative were likely to be more educated, wealthier, younger, more physically active, not depressed and less lonely.

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