People Who Have Sex 4 Times Weekly Earn More
And those who have no sex earn the least: study
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2013 6:45 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Have an active sex life? You're probably earning more money than people who think beds are for sleeping, according to a new study. A close look at 7,500 people in Greece, aged 26 to 50, shows that those having sex at least four times a week earn 5% more on the job than those who aren't, CBS News reports. And people having no sex earn 3.2% less than those who are. "It seems that we have to consider jointly the relations between happiness, sexual activity, productivity and wages," says study author Nick Drydakis.

The research echoes other studies that link sexual activity to extroversion and general health, and good health to better wages. But the new study doesn't find that sex leads to money—in fact, higher earners may appear more attractive or be able to afford gifts that are "thanked for via sex," writes Drydakis. Still, he seems to believe that sexual health leads to good things: "Sexual activity is a key aspect of personal health and social welfare that influences individuals across their life span," he writes.

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MSCOTTASHLEY
Aug 21, 2013 9:53 PM CDT
WRONG! Guys that make more money get more sex, not guys who have more sex make more money.
tbone57
Aug 18, 2013 4:31 PM CDT
Now I get it. That's how the banks, corporations and Wall Street have become filthy rich... by f***ing the American people so frequently!
NorCalHal
Aug 18, 2013 3:43 PM CDT
Since a lot of people that comment on newser seem to think they only way you get ahead or succeed is by cheating and screwing people does this study imply that if you screw a lot at home (or wherever) you probably screw others at work?