A new study has found that an active sex life plays a part not only in one’s health and happiness, but also in their wealth. The study also makes the point that people who have more sex receive a ”key aspect of personal health and social welfare that influences individuals across their life span.”
The study which was done by economic lecturer Nick Drydakis from Angila Ruskin University in Cambridge, England found that people who had sex at least four times a week earned more money than people who didn’t have sex as often.
According to a report from CBS, Drydakis studied 7,500 people ages 26 to 50 who lived in Greece and asked them about “demographic information, their health status and their sexual activity levels.” According to the article “people were also asked about their employment status and how much money they made.”
Subjects who had sex four or more times a week made 5 percent more money in their employment wages than those who didn’t. Those who said they weren’t having sex at all made 3.2 percent less than their counterparts who were having sex.
Drydakis said the more important thing to note is that those who had more sex were also more likely to be outgoing and had lower rates of diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.
“It seems that we have to consider jointly the relations between happiness, sexual activity, productivity and wages,” he said.
Even in people with health issues, those who were having sex more frequently were more likely to make more money than those who weren’t having sex as often. The trend didn’t seem to change even when other factors like higher education, sexual orientation or what kind of job the person held were taken into account.
Why sex and money are connected isn’t exactly known, but the author postulated it may have to do with the fact that people who are employed have more money to date more often. It’s also possible that making more money makes a person seem more attractive to others. Another hypothesis could be that people with more money are more likely to buy gifts for their significant other.
I think the most enlightening part of the research was Drydakis’ conclusion that “higher wages may increase purchase of gifts that are thanked for via sex.” So to summarize the study, get yourself a good job…go out on some really good dates…buy that special lady some great gifts..and get laid more often! Voila!… Magic!