Watch out unemployment line. Has the dream of modern man come true? Will having sex more than four times a week increase your salary? This was a question posed by economics lecturer, Dr. Nick Drydekis.
In 2008, research was conducted by the Study of Labor at Anglia Ruskin University in Germany to affirm Dr. Nick Drydekis’ hypothesis that there is a link between having an active sexual life and an increase in wages.
The research, which was documented in Drydekis’ discussion paper “The Effect of Sexual Activity on Wages,” was taken between the months of January and December 2008. 7,500 Greek citizens, ranging in age from 26 to 50. The factors noted in the sampling of people were the person’s age, sexual orientation, education, religion, type of job and salary
Drydekis asserts that active sex is a consistent measure of a person’s health, quality of life, well-being and happiness. People who partake in the act of sex more than four times a week appear to be more emotionally stable, have less ego and care more about others, have stronger reasoning abilities and are in better health concerning illness associated with diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Essentially, the happier and healthier an individual is creates positive work performance, a higher success rate for promotion and higher earnings.
As stated by Drydekis, “People need to feel loved sexually and non-sexually.” And as is common knowledge, those individuals experiencing an absence of love tend to take on the characteristics of being lonely, antisocial, depressed and down right hard to be around. These traits all affect one’s performance at work and how their coworkers perceive them.
Having a positive outlook on life, eagerness to learn and proving one’s own self-worth are several of the top characteristics in obtaining a promotion or raise from an employer. Oh yes, and having sex more than four times a week.
The findings in the research showed that sex was higher in those between 26 and 50 years of age, that a person’s sexual orientation has nothing to do with wage increases and that wages were higher with sexually active health-impaired employees. It was also noted that 5 percent higher earnings were found in those individuals that had sex more than four times a week over those individuals who were abstinent. Wage earnings were 3.5 percent lower when compared to those who had sex four times or less per week.
On the flip side, researchers note that the study possibly reflects a reverse hypothesis than what was presumed. Researchers wrote that, “Higher wages may encourage some to adopt more sexually active lives”. By increasing a person’s wealth also increases their attractiveness to their partner.
Although sexual activity is a gauge for measuring a person’s health, well-being and happiness, having a great deal of sex is not the technique that will bring in more earnings. Rather having a higher wage is the attraction. This leads an individual to feel better about themselves and their circumstance, resulting in the enjoyment of more active sex with their partner.
Written by Lisa Graziano