The key to making more money at work may have nothing to do with your performance in the office. A new study suggests that the answer to getting a fatter paycheck is to have more sex. Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University discovered that individuals who have sex four times during the week make five percent more money than those who do it less than four times. And those who have a completely inactive sex life are earning three percent less money than people who are sexually active. The results were consistent across professions and education levels.
The connection makes sense if you think about it. If you’re regularly having sex, you’re likely in a relationship of some sort, be it casual dating or a marriage, and according to the study’s author, Dr. Nick Drydakis, that’s where the connection lies. “People need to love and be loved (sexually and non-sexually) by others,” says Dr. Drydakis. “In the absence of these elements, many people become susceptible to loneliness, social anxiety, and depression that could affect their working life.”
This theory implies that sex influences income. But it could go the other way, too. People who make more money have more sex because they can. As Dr. Drydakis points out, higher earners have more disposable income to spend on dating and can afford to spoil their partners with expensive gifts, which can result in being rewarded with sex.
What do you think: Do you agree with the theory that having more sex can result in making more money, or does being rich just give you the opportunity to have more sex?
“Could regular sex make you RICH? Study finds employees who have sex four times a week get paid more than those who don’t,” Daily Mail web site, August 16, 2013; http://goo.gl/9FVqy9.