Low sexual satisfaction linked to memory decline later in life: study – CTV

May 31, 2023

Can’t get no satisfaction? Then you might be at risk for cognitive inaction.

According to a new study, low sexual satisfaction in middle age could be linked to memory loss later in life.

Led by researchers from Pennsylvania State University, the study tracked 818 men over 12 years, from the ages of 56 to 68. Researchers tested and measured participants’ memory and processing speed over time, and found that reported declines in erectile function and sexual satisfaction correlated to future memory loss.

“Research on sexual health has historically focused on quantifiable facets of sexuality like number of sexual partners or frequency of sexual activity,” lead author and Penn State doctoral candidate Riki Slayday said in a news release. “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.”

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/low-sexual-satisfaction-linked-to-memory-decline-later-in-life-study-1.6419872

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