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Why It (Literally) Pays To Have Sex

Research shows people who get more booty actually make more money.


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There have been plenty of studies that prove having sex is good for your health and mood, but now research indicates that getting lucky is also good for your wallet. Nick Drydakis, a senior lecturer in economics at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England, found that people who have sex at least four times a week made 5% more in wages than their less sexually active counterparts.

Now, before you run to your boss and tell him how wild you got at your brother’s bachelor party, it’s worth taking a step back to think a little about cause and effect. After all, these findings could also, sadly, back up your observation that douchey finance guys always seem to be leaving happy hour with a girl on their arm simply because, well, they have money.

On the other hand, getting laid tends to make people more confident and social, which can translate into positive professional qualities. Someone with a great sex life is more likely to be productive, creative, and sociable at work than someone who spends most nights crying and masturbating to a 20-year-old poster of Pamela Anderson.

Our wholesome advice? Instead of exaggerating tales of debauchery over the water cooler next Monday, let these findings be a reason to give your girl some lovin’, finally ask that subway hottie out, or find a girl who’s as down for a one-night stand as you are, and channel all that post-sex glory into doing a kickass job at work. Or just go ahead and forward that Snapchat screenshot you saved to your boss and wait for a high-five. Whatever works.


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