Yes, it’s true. A new study discovered people who have sex at least four times a week make more money than those who don’t. But don’t think your bank account will swell just by adding a few extra romp sessions to your schedule. The study found a correlation, not causation, between bedroom activity and salary, reports The Huffington Post.
Conducted by Nick Drydakis, from the Institute for the Study of Labor, he surveyed nearly 8,000 representative sample respondents and questioned them on the amount of sex they had per week, their employment status, their income, and how often they worked per week.
Drydakis found a highly significant statistical difference: Participants who reported were getting it on four times a week (or more) earn a higher salary than their less active counterparts.
“People who make more money are often more desirable in the dating market, which means they likely have more sex,” Drydakis theorized. In my opinion, it could just be that men and women with higher income are less stressed and have more leisure time, as a result, they have more time in the bedroom.
The researcher also found that people enjoying a little more private time “tend to be happier, have higher self-esteem, better reasoning ability and are less likely to be depressed,” added HuffPo. Workers with health-related problems, Drydakis discovered, also earn lower wages because they’re more unproductive and/or experience discrimination in the workplace.
In conclusion, HuffPo says, “More sex makes you healthier and happier. And happy, healthy people tend to make more money.”
This study analyzed 7,500 households in Greece. The average age of the participants was about 35 and nearly 60 percent are married.