Sex can’t buy you love, but it can help you earn money.
According to an academic paper by Nick Drydakis, an economics lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England, employees who have sex four times a week receive 5% higher wages.
Drydakis surveyed 7,500 Greek households. The respondents were asked how many times they engage in sex per week, how much money they made and how many hours they work per week.
It was found out that people who have regular sex life tend to be wealthier, happier and stronger. “Emotional stability, more extraversion and less health limitations such as diabetes, heart diseases and arthritis,” said Drydakis.
“Medical and psychological literature suggest that sexual activity is associated with good health, endurance, mental well-being, mental capacities and dietary habits,” said Tina Lowrey, professor of marketing at Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris, a business college in France.
Also, those who have zero love life earn 3% less than those who have an active sex life, as published by the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany.
Another Brazilian study published in 2009 revealed a positive correlation between sexual frequency and wages for Brazilian employees. Drydakis then agreed, “It seems that sexual activity may be of interest to economists.”
“Both sexual activity and higher wages convey a feeling of higher self-esteem and self-confidence, which attracts more sexual partners and more work opportunities,” supported Carole Lieberman, a psychiatrist in Beverly Hills. “Put succinctly: Everyone loves a winner.”
Attractive people earn more money. This is another finding of the study “Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful,” by Daniel Hamermesh, an economics professor at the University of Texas in Austin, which states that beautiful people earn 3% to 4% more than a common person.
Drydakis’ study also shows the relationship between sex and higher wages. Higher wages could encourage people to adopt more sexually active lives.
“People need to love and be loved, sexually and non-sexually,” Drydakis explained. “In the absence of these elements, many people become susceptible to loneliness, social anxiety, and depression that could affect their working life.”
The study revealed that the link between sex and wages is high among people aging from 26 to 50.
Conversely, Drydakis also noted that sexless marriages could also affect the couple’s earning capability. “Married men having no sex receive lower wages by 1.3 percent,” Drydakis said.
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