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Men Who Earn Less Than Wives More Likely to Use Erectile Dysfunction Meds

C. Price

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C. Price

C. Price is part of DatingAdvice.com's content team. She writes advice articles, how-to guides, and studies — all relating to dating, relationships, love, sex, and more.

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Differences in income can play a big role in both the sex life and general well-being of couples.

According to new research from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, men who earned less than their wives were more likely to use erectile dysfunction medication than men who earned more than their wives, even when the amount was small.

 

“Men who earned less than their wives were more

likely to use erectile dysfunction medication.”

The act of being married itself seems to greatly impact these results, as men who earned less than their girlfriends and men who earned less than their fiances didn’t experience these sexual problems.

Study co-authors Lamar Pierce, Michael S. Dahl and Jimmi Nielsen, who looked at more than 200,000 married couples in Denmark, also found wives who out-earn their husbands were more likely to suffer from insomnia and use anti-anxiety medication.

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