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Want More Money? Have More Sex, Study Says

Want More Money? Have More Sex, Study Says

Looking to make a career change? Angling for a promotion? Hoping for a big bonus come Christmas? Quick, to the bedroom!

Researchers have found a new link between earning more money and having more sex… and it has nothing to do with sleeping with your boss. Phew!

Instead, a new study has found that having more sex can lead to a higher income. “Being sexually active is a proxy for good health, and that itself is correlated with having higher energy for everything, including work,” Andrew Oswald, an economics professor at Britain’s Warwick University, told CNBC.com. Study researcher Nick Drydakis found that when people are having sex regularly, they’re happier, stronger, eat better, and work out more, calling sexual activity a barometer for the kinds of characteristics employers want in an employee.

So how regularly is “regularly”? More than four times a week is the sweet spot, leading to the statistically significant highest wages. On the other end of the spectrum, a sexless marriage was the worst position to be in—Drydakis found that married men having no sex receive lower wages by 1.3 percent.

Drydakis does think that there’s a bit of the “chicken or the egg” dilemma going on, though. In some cases, he feels, a high income might make someone more attractive and sexually appealing to others, leading to more sex, not the other way around. However, a 2004 Dartmouth College study of over 16,000 men and women shot that theory down, stating that “Income has no clear effect. Money buys neither more sexual partners nor more sex.”

Do you do better at work when you’re having regular sex?

Related:
7 Reasons to Have More Sex
5 Ways to Boost Your Libido

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5:51AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

Agreed 100% when i first read the article ... .I had nothing to say.. I had to try, but I just started dating someone new, so it wasn't going to happen fast. After 3 months of dating we agreed that we are in this for a long term, next thing you know we were on the plane to celebrate, since we have been having amazing regular sex, I was promoted at work, he was offered a better job, I also do some coaching on the side, out of no where I got too many clients which is benefiting my friend to whom I recommend the clients I can't take on... and weirdly enough she has been having great sex as well, she too has been dating someone and they been in bed making love whenever they find a free moment, on top of the clients she is getting from me she just got an offer from the company that she has been applying for 4 year, and the guy she is dating has is own company and I guess his Q1 was way above his projections... It must be the regular work out... you are alway happier when you working out on regular bases, and when you loving your work out and feel amazing after words, you starting your day with great energy and ending your day with great energy... you fill in you day with doses of healthy food, good book, and you are way more productive ... and energized ...Also lets add we are having really good sex... sex is not always fantastic.. well at least it hasn't been for me.. some men can be more selfish ... my partner is such a giver... thank you mother earth..

7:55AM PDT on Sep 23, 2013

Lol..just seeing the title made me laugh.....
I was thinking I don't want a second job..lol
couldn't resist

9:27AM PDT on Sep 19, 2013

Right.

10:37PM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

Well I guess this explains why financially I've hit a plateau...thanks

11:37AM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

Tehehe,
I fully agree with the comment "want more money have more sex"
I took that advice, & i am currently making lots, & doing something i found i love.....Oh yes i found the job of my dreams. xx

2:01PM PDT on Sep 7, 2013

Is it true? This does not happen with me. LOL

9:34AM PDT on Sep 5, 2013

Hogwash.

5:53AM PDT on Sep 5, 2013

Interesting

2:57AM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

C'est très intéressant ! C'est un lien que je n'aurais jamais pensé faire entre ces deux sujets...

4:20AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

LOL Stanley

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