Your mind and body will always thank you for spending more time getting it on, but they're not the only ones. Surprisingly, your wallet will, too.
And no, we're not talking about prostitution.
A new study from Anglia Ruskin University in the U.K. found that those who get it on two or three times a week earn 4.5% more than their less frisky colleagues. The researchers also found that that men who aren't having sex earn 1.3% less that those who are.
Dr. Nick Drydakis and his team analyzed data from 7,500 Greek citizens, paying close attention to the association between sexual activity and wages. They uncovered a strong correlation between the two areas: "Contemporary social analysis suggests that health, cognitive and non-cognitive skills and personality are important factors that affect wage level," they write.
To clarify, Drydakis writes:
The vast medical and psychological literature concludes that sexual activity is associated with good health and improved physical and mental capacities, psychological well-being and dietary habits.
Maslow's Need Hierarchy Theory claims that the happier and more fulfilled individuals are in their lives, the more productive and successful they will be in their work, translating to higher wages. The theory concludes that people need to love and 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.
Interesting, very interesting. The study also found that employees with health problems are less sexually active, leading researchers to suggest that more sex means happier workers.
Some questions we have still remain unanswered by the study, though. Does sex improve work performance? Are higher earners better at getting people into bed with them? Either way, the message is pretty clear: We all should be having more sex.
Of course, it's important to keep in mind that correlation does not equal causation (meaning having more sex will not automatically bulk up your wallet), but since it's been proven to be good for your health, why argue?
(h/t The Daily Beast)
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