Does Having More Money Mean Better Sex?

January 16, 2014  |  

Admit it; in one way or another, we’re all chasing more money and better sex. According to a new study from Spain, you might need to get more money before things get better in the bedroom. Analyzed data from the first Spanish National Sexual Health Survey found that people with a higher socioeconomic status reported being more satisfied with their sex lives. But for people whose money wasn’t right, they reported being the least satisfied. That was especially true for women.

Researchers surveyed almost 10,000 Spanish citizens. Ninety percent of respondents, both male and female, said they were very satisfied or quite satisfied with their sex lives. As you might expect, they said sex was more satisfying with a stable partner than with a casual partner or a random.

Part of the discrepancy between socioeconomic groups comes from the fact that poor women are more likely to face sexual abuse. But that’s not the full story. Barcelona Public Health Agency, the organization that analyzed the data from the survey, found that “people with a higher socioeconomic status seem to have a better awareness of their own needs and a greater capacity for developing their sexuality in a way which is satisfying for them, as well as having greater control over the use of contraception.” It’s easy to see how struggling financially and therefore not having the most access to contraception can add to stress. Plus, nothing kills the mood like worrying–something even rich people do sometimes.

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