You might be surprised to learn that 47 percent of video game players are women—and gaming can have big benefits. Studies have shown that playing video games boosts women’s cognition and is associated with healthy sex lives and low BMIs.

More sex means better health—it’s been shown to relieve chronic pain, make you look younger and help you fight off infections, colds and flu. So if you’ve been holding in your secret, weird desire to play video games, we say: it’s really not so weird. Go for it!

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