Study: The more sex you have, the more money you make

If it sometimes appears that some people are just lucky — have lots of sex, and a well-paying job, too — you might be on to something, according to a new study from the Institute for the Study of Labor at the University of Bonn. …

The researchers controlled for urban and rural residence, various personality traits, gender, education and belief in God (which tends to be negatively correlated with sexual activity). They found that, for Greeks between the ages of 26 and 50, one standard deviation of increase in sexual activity corresponded with a 5.4 percent increase in wages. Married men having no sex receive lower wages by 1.3 percent, and there’s no difference in the wage returns for sex for gay and straight people.