In case you need a legitimate reason to get close between the sheets, we came up with one! Being sexually active not only impacts your personal life, but your professional life as well, finds an intriguing new study.

According to experts, people who have sex frequently make more money compared to those who refrain from physical intimacy.

The study found people who have sex more than four times a week receive a 3.2 percent higher paycheck than those with less active sex lives.

“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 could affect their working life,” study author Nick Drydakis, an economics lecturer at Angila Ruskin University in Cambridge, England.

Study details
In order to establish the link between sexual activity and wages, the researchers conducted a study. They analyzed data of 7,500 adults (26 to 50 years of age) who lived in Greece.

The study subjects were asked information pertaining to health status, sexual activity, age, sexual orientation and about their religion. In addition, details about their employment status and pay scales were gathered.

Findings
The analysis revealed subjects who engaged in sexual intercourse four or more times a week had a five percent higher paycheck than those who didn’t. Those who were completely celibate made 3.2 percent less than their counterparts who were sexually active.

Additionally, subjects who had more sex were extroverts and less plagued with health issues. They had lower rates of diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. It was observed that sexually active people despite having health problems were inclined to make more money as opposed to those who weren’t having sex as often. The trend persisted even after taking into account factors like higher education, sexual orientation or the type of job.

“Sexual activity is a key aspect of personal health and social welfare that influences individuals across their life span,” Drydakis said. “In terms of policy implications, access to effective, broadly-based sexual health education could be an important contributing factor to the health and well-being of people.”

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