Workers who have more sex earn more than those who are less sexually active, it has been revealed.
Employees who have sex two or three times a week, regardless of their health, earn 4.5 per cent more than those who have sex less often, according to a new study.
Researchers found that health-impaired employees who are sexually active earn 1.5 per cent more than those with similar problems who are not sexually active.
The data used responses from 7,500 Greek nationals to a behavioural study by universities in Greece to analyse the effect of sexual activity on wages. It found that disabled employees are 13 per cent less sexually active than those without disabilities.
People whose health is impaired face a 9.5 per cent productivity penalty at work, while there is also a health-based discrimination factor on the order of 8.9 per cent.
The research showed disabled employees face lower wages of 18.4 per cent as a combined factor.
Dr Nick Drydakis, Reader in Economics at Anglia Ruskin University and leader of the study, said lower wages mean less sex and less sex also means less pay.