The Sexual Activity That Just Might Help Fight Alzheimer’s

"At orgasm, we see a tremendous increase in the blood flow [to the brain]," the professor said. "So my belief is it can't be bad. It brings all the nutrients and oxygenation to the brain."

The Daily Mail reports that the 72-year-old professor, who has been studying female arousal since the 1960s, began experimenting on rats before moving on to women in the 1980s.

But although he's been researching this topic for over 50 years, Komisaruk believes there is still much more to learn.

"We know virtually nothing about pleasure," Komisaruk said. "It's important to know how the brain produces it. What parts of the brain produce such intense pleasure, and can we use that in some way?