People who have frequent sex make more money, new research from the Institute for the Study of Labor in Germany reveals.
Employees having sex more than four times a week make nearly 5% more than those who don’t, said study author Nick Drydakis. They also have better “emotional stability, more extraversion and less health limitations such as diabetes, heart diseases and arthritis,” Drydakis told the Daily News in an email.
People who get busy often tend to be happier and healthier – factors that are also linked to positive performance in the office.
“People need to love and be loved, sexually and non-sexually,” Drydakis explained. “In the absence of these elements, many people become susceptible to loneliness, social anxiety, and depression that could affect their working life.”
Earlier economic studies have proven that self-esteem, cognitive functioning and reasoning ability all correlate with income. The healthier someone is, the more money they tend to make.
The data, published in a report titled “The Effect of Sexual Activity on Wages,” came from about 7,500 surveys among Greek citizens. Participants were asked about their sexual orientation, age, how often they have sex, education, religion, what they do for a living and how much they make.
The link between sex and wages was highest among people between the ages 26 and 50.
Researchers pointed out that getting busy more often won’t necessarily score you a raise. But making more money could lead to more sex, they suggested.
“Higher wages may encourage some to adopt more sexually active lives,” researchers wrote.
“For instance, higher wages may increase the value and attractiveness of a person on the dating market; higher wages may increase purchase of gifts that are thanked for via sex.”