As if you needed a reason to have sex: getting laid more frequently could lead to a fatter bank account.
Researchers from the Anglia Ruskin University in the U.K. conducted a study in which they examined the effects of adult sexual activity on wages, and the results were surprising. The blog MindBodyGreen reports that data was collected from 7,500 Greek citizens focusing on a correlation between work wages and the rate of sexual activity. “The central hypothesis behind this research is that sexual activity, alike health indicators and mental well-being, may be thought of as part of an individual’s set of productive traits that affect wages,” the team reported.
As The Daily Beast explains, the psychological theory Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs supports this study in its’ claims that is that people with a higher rate of sexual activity will feel higher rates of happiness, which will lead to productivity in the workplace ad thus result in higher wages. “People need to 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,” the theory states.
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The Anglia Ruskin University researchers’ findings supported this theory, and showed that those who have sex two or three times a week earn 4.5% more than their colleagues who aren’t getting it on as frequently. Also, their outcomes revealed that men who weren’t having sex at all actually earned 1.3% less than men who were.
Dr. Nick Drydakis, the lead researcher, found that results came out the same for both heterosexual sex and homosexual sex.
Of course, having more sex won’t instantaneously make you richer. Still, it’s nice to know that the’ benefits of a good bang session reach outside just a happy relationship. So, turn off the TV and go get it on! Your wallet will only thank you later.
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