A group of researchers from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge interviewed 7,500 people between the ages of 26 and 50 about their lifestyle, relationships, and jobs. ¬†After analyzing their responses, a team directed by Dr. Nick Drydakis discovered a curious link: people who have sex between 2 and 3 times per week have higher salaries than those who don’t enjoy an active sex life. ¬†Concretely, they earn about 4.5% more, which is no small sum.
A satisfactory sex life allows for better performance at work
According to the experts, this economic advantage even exists for people who have an active sex life, but don’t have sex 3 times a week–these people enjoy salaries 1.5% higher than those who don’t have sex. ¬†Apparently, having regular sex improves the workers’ performance, as well as their lifestyle habits and their mood. ¬†This whole set of improvements makes it so that they are more recognized and rewarded at work.
The explanation offered by Dr. Drydakis seems very reasonable: “If your basic necessities (like food or sex) are not covered, human beings can’t develop further.” ¬†So, if we don’t have a satisfactory sex life, our instincts are going to be much more focused on this lack of sex, which prevents us from giving our all at work.
The leaders of the study explain that, in the long term, the involuntary lack of sex can lead to loneliness, social anxiety, or even depression, drastically lowering our energy and performance. ¬†Moreover, having regular sex is commonly associated with having a serious relationship, which provides a worker with stability. ¬†Explain these advantages to your boss!