Why Is This Important?British research has found that people who have sex 2-3 times per week earn 4.5% more than those who don’t.Click To Tweet
Ah, sex. It’s awesome. It’s better when we’re having heaps of it. Oh, money. It’s also good. It’s also better when we’re earning heaps of it. Now, please read the following in the deepest prophetic baritones of Morpheus your inner monologue can muster: What if I told you that if you’re having sex twice a week, you’re also likely to be earning 4.5% more than people who aren’t for some reason?
That reason, found a study from Britain’s Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, just might be because folks who are ‘fulfilled’ at home tend to be more successful at work. Yes yes, let’s all make our tawdry jokes and then read the interesting quote from the professional below.
“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,” stated study lead, Dr. Nick Drydakis. “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.”
The study looked at data on approximately 7,500 Greek nationals between 26 and 50, all of who had taken part in behavioural research that concentrated on what effect sexual activity might have on income, if any. The patterns were clear: People who reported having sex 2-3 times per week also reported earning an average of 4.5% more than those who spent less time between the sheets. What the study obviously wasn’t able to do was figure out whether more sex meant better work performance as Dr. Drydakis believes, or whether having more money in the first place amounted to an increase in sex every week.
Curiously, what the study did also pick up on was the fact that worker bees with health issues who maintained sexy times 2-3 times a week still earned 1.5% more, but that disabled employees were 13% less likely to be sexually active — and, maybe tellingly, seemed to routinely suffer a 9.5% drop in productivity at work.
H/T: Ask Men