Frequent Sex Equals Higher Income: Study

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Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- On today's "Off The Charts," Bloomberg chief markets correspondent Scarlet Fu looks at a recent study that found that the more sex you have the higher your income. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg)

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You can leave it to the labor economists -- they know how to connect the dots between sex and income.

Who better to break it down then scarlet fu?

We are not talking about causation, just correlation.

75 hundred greek households were surveyed and he found the more sex you have, the higher your income.

What is the average?

What do you think?

Are you willing to sleep with your spouse if he makes more money?

Keep it clean, sex once a week as a baseline so if you have more sex more than once a week, you make more.

You make three percent above average if you have sex 2-3 times per week.

If you never have sex and that is the far left-hand bar, your income could be 11% below average.

Do they detail who you are having sex with?

Is there any attempt at causation?

We will not go there but we try to find an explanation for why there is that correlation.

We reached out to our star producer.

He said there are ties with the long running theory -- when you make the big bucks, your spouse gives it up?

Extroversion, fewer health limitations are all characteristics of people who have sex more than average.

In general, that relates to increase of wages.

Sexual activity is identified with good health overall.

It is a virtuous circle.

Sexual activity and higher wages , you may feel higher self- esteem and confidence and that leads to more -- alpha males are often more successful.

This is a study done in greece?

These is from greek households.

Do the researchers believe you can extrapolate -- it was done with 7500 greek households.

Perhaps it was done in an environment of economic malaise.

7500. that is a large sample.

Riveting off the charts today, thank you so much.

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