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How much money do you make? How many times a week do you have sex? Did you know there could be a correlation?
According to a new study, people who have sex four or more times a week earn 5 percent more in their employment wages than those who don’t have sex as frequently.
Authored by Nick Drydakis, an economics lecturer at Angila Ruskin University in Cambridge, England, the study interpreted 2008 data from 7,500 people in Greece between the ages of 26 and 50.
Among other details, respondents were asked about their employment and salary, as well as their sexual activity.
“Those who have sex four times
a week earn 5 percent more.”
Those having more sex were also found to have lower rates of heart disease, arthritis and diabetes.
People who indicated not being sexually active at all were found to earn 3.2 percent less than their sexually active counterparts.
Drydakis said in renowned psychologist Abraham Maslow’s 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation,” achieving success in life is in part dependent on acquiring basic needs like water, food and sex.
Drydakis believes not meeting these basic needs can easily impact success in other areas.
“In the absence of these elements, many people become susceptible to loneliness, social anxiety and depression that could affect their working life,” he said.
Source: The Institute for the Study of Labor. Photo source: visualphotos.com.