A new study published by the Institute for Study of Labor in Germany suggests that people who have more sex tended to earn more money.
The study was led by Nick Drydakis, an economics lecturer at Angila Ruskin University in Cambridge, who found that people who had sex at least four times in a week earned five percent more than those who did not have sex. Apart from financial benefits, regular sex also provided better emotional stability, lower risk of diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis, and more extraversion.
Drydakis and his colleagues surveyed around 7,500 people in Greece, asking them about their age, education, religion, sexual orientation, what did they do for living, amount of money they made and how many times they had sex in a week. The researchers also found that the link between sex and earnings was the strongest among people between 26 and 50 years of age.
The researchers said that while having more sex was linked with more money, even the reverse was true. "Higher wages may encourage some to adopt more sexually active lives. 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", the researchers wrote in their report.