Nick Drydakis, a senior lecturer in Economics at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England, found that those who have sex at least four times weekly made 5% more in wages than their counterparts who aren’t as lucky. On the other hand, those who don’t have any sex at all earned 3% less than those who are sexually active.
This was according to a research on “The Effect of Sexual Activity on Wages” published by the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany.
Remember Maslow’s theory on the hierarchy of needs – physiological needs, all the way up to self-actualisation? Well, Maslow also theorised that basic needs such as food, water, and sexual activity must be met before any other motivations occur.
Vast medical and psychological literature associated sexual activity with good health and improved physical and mental capacities, psychological well-being, and dietary habits i.e. the more sex a person has, the happier the person is…
Economics literature also suggests that physical and mental health, as well as personality characteristics, are important factors that affect wages.
Sex doesn’t directly result in higher wages; however, more sexual activity may result in higher self-esteem, confidence, and overall happiness, which in turn make employees more amiable, productive, and creative. This can be a determinant factor in how satisfied you’ll be in your personal life, and satisfaction in that area can affect work as well.
Maslow’s theory concludes that people need to love and be loved (sexually and non-sexually) by others. In the absence of these elements, many people become susceptible to loneliness, social anxiety, and depression that affect their working life.
Still on the research, more money might make you more attractive on the dating market but it doesn’t transcend to more sexual activities.
The result of the study is not a final word on the correlation between sexual activity and increase in wages but it indicates the importance of keeping a healthy sex life.