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Sexually active employees earn more, study

Employees who have sex two or three times a week earn 4.5 per cent more than those who are less sexually active.

This is according to a Greek research that used data from 7,500 nationals to establish the link between sexual activity and higher earnings.

The study found that employees who have sex two or three times a week earn 4.5 per cent more than those who are less sexually active.

But the study did not establish whether more sex improved work performance, resulting in increased earnings or whether those on higher incomes were more likely to get lucky.

Dr Nick Drydakis, Reader in Economics at Anglia Ruskin University, said common psychological theories suggest that those individuals who were fulfilled at home would be more successful at work.

“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,” he said.

LACK OF SEX

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.

Employees taking medication are 5.4 per cent less sexually active, while those with diabetes are 2.4 per cent less and those with arthritis and rheumatism are 3.9 per cent less.

Employees with cancer are 5.4 per cent less sexually active while employees with psychiatric or psychological symptoms are 3.7 per cent less sexually active.

And those with heart problems, such as coronary heart disease and angina, are 11.4 per cent less sexually active, the study found.

The effect of sexual activity on wages will be published in the International Journal of Manpower.