Okay, we know that some of the blog articles that we post here can be quite dry and dull. Important certainly, but dry and dull just the same. Today we put together a quick little blog based on a new academic paper that was released recently out of the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. The reason; it has what we consider to be one of the best ways to ensure that you’ll make more money during your career.
Simply put, the paper, authored by senior lecturer Nick Drydakis, says that people who have more sex make more money.
If that isn’t cause for celebration we don’t know what is!
The paper showed that people who have sex 4 times a week or more make 5% more than their colleagues on average. Conversely, it showed that people who have very little or no sexual activity earn 3% less (a warning to geeks and nerds everywhere). (Just kidding.)
This study, and a similar one that was published in Brazil in 2009, both found a correlation between the amount of sexual relations that a person engaged in and the amount of money that they made. While Drydakis freely admitted that it may be no more than a coincidental correlation, he also said that he believed that economists would be acutely interested in the findings.
The reason for the bigger paychecks seems to me that people who are more sexually active exhibit attributes that, at least in the workplace, are more valued. It showed that self-esteem and self-confidence are both the after-effects of frequent sexual activity and that this will attract more, and better, work opportunities. These findings also tie in with a long-held theory that purports that the more attractive a person is, the more money they make.
In his article entitled “Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful,” author and economics professor Daniel Hamermesh argues that ‘beautiful people’ generally earn more than people who are deemed to be simply ordinary or plain looking. Of course it doesn’t take a genius to see that, in places like Hollywood for example, beauty is definitely highly valued as actors and actresses make a ridiculous amount of money and the better looking they are, the more ridiculous the amount. (Plus we’re sure that they are having much more sex than we are.)
Another theory that may explain the connection is simply that sexually active people are most likely in better shape both physically and emotionally, something that could very well make them more productive at work and better able to garner higher wages. Indeed, much of the medical and psychological literature about sexual activity suggest that people who have sex on a regular and consistent basis are also in better health, have better endurance, are mentally more stable and even have better dietary habits.
Of course these authors, economists and professors had to throw a wet blanket over our elation by adding that the positive correlation between sex and earning may also work in reverse. That is, if an employee suddenly finds himself out of work, making less money and financially strapped, his or her sex life will more than likely be reduced as well.
All the more reason, in our opinion, to make sure that you’re having a good time in the bedroom and in the boardroom throughout your career.