London: Who thought your sex life could actually be related to the amount of money you earn? However, a new study shows that people who have more sex earn better than those who don't.
Economist Dr Nick Drydakis at Cambridge's Anglia Ruskin University used data from 7,500 Greek participants in research about their sex lives and jobs, and found that more sex was linked to more money earned, the Telegraph reported.
The effects were especially pronounced for peopled aged between 26 and 50 and those with ongoing health problems. But the study did not establish whether more sex improved work performance work performance, resulting in increased earnings - or whether those on higher incomes were more likely to get lucky.
Drydakis said the reason was that sexual activity could be seen as "a barometer for health, quality of life, well-being and happiness.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.”
However, he said a number of studies which have tried to establish lack of sex leads to lower wages or lower wages lead to less sex suggest both are true. The study also found that employees with health problems are less sexually active.
The study is published in the International Journal of Manpower....