Shaggin’ For Smackeroos! People Who Have Sex Frequently Earn More Money
A little hanky panky never hurt nobody — especially if it adds a little “cha-ching” to your bank account. According to a new study, people who have sex at least two to three times a week earn about 4.5 percent more than their sex-deprived counterparts, The Indepedent reports.
Dr. Nick Drydakis, the lead investigator of the study, suggests that his conclusions validate Maslow’s Need Hierarchy Theory, which claims that the more self-fulfilled you are, the more likely you will lead a productive, successful life, which translates into higher pay.
“The theory concludes that people need to love and be loved, sexually and non-sexually, by others. In the absence of these elements, people may become susceptible to loneliness, social anxiety and depression – all factors that can affect their working life,” Drydakis said.
Conversely, Drydakis confirms that those with an unfortunate sex life are more likely to have lower wages.
Drydakis found a link between higher salaries and frequent sex, but there’s one question that still lingers: Are people with fat wallets more likely to get more sex or does frequent sex lead to higher work performance and, in turn, better pay? That inquiry remained unanswered. Sure there is a correlation between the two, but which one causes which?
While we don’t know for sure, Bustle seems to connect with the sex-leads-to-higher-income pipeline:
“Most of us…have found that when our interpersonal relationships are fulfilling and satisfying, we have a stronger foundation for other areas of our lives. When I’m having regular sex I am happier and more productive; when I’m not having sex I’m more distracted,” Lea Rose Emery wrote. “It doesn’t surprise me that if I’m having regular sex it’s better for everyone in my life— employers included.”
The study analyzed 7,500 Greek nationals and is poised to be published in the International Journal of Manpower.
What do you think? Does a great sex life lead to higher income or does a fat wallet welcome a better sex life?