Can Your Income Affect Your Sex Life?

We don’t have as much sex as we’d like to have. I know if I had my way that I’d spent as much time as possible in bed with my fuck buddies, but unfortunately life happens. Things get in the way of our sex lives, making it difficult to keep at it as much as we would like to.

Underware, bed and money to symbolize the cost of sex.

However, a recent study has suggested that our income might have a more direct impact on our sex lives than we expected. Just how much money you are making could change how much sex you have each week.

A study of sex and money

It seems that our wage and our sex lives might be more closely related than we ever thought that they were before. At least, according to a survey of internet users in China. So just how much of these findings from thousands of people we can actually apply to the Irish, we don’t know.

What is most interesting is that the study looked at the sexual activity of a number of people primarily those born in the 80s or 90s. It was a 10 month survey conducted by Yanxuan, a Chinese online marketplace, and TryFun, an adult product company. In other words, Millennials.

In the survey, they spoke to 4,000 people. All of those involved in the study had bought products on the online marketplace, and around 54% of them stated that they have been having sex at least once a week. So far we seem to be off to a good start!

They say that money can't buy you happiness, but it can improve your sex life!
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As the money rises…

The fact that an adult company conducted this study suggests that the majority of people they spoke to are very sex-positive and so enjoy sex. However, while this does seem to be the case, there was definitely a pattern in the amount of sex participants were having.

It seems that the higher your wage, the more sex you have. Those with a combined monthly income of over ¥50,000 (roughly €6,376) had more sex, with 80% of them at it at least weekly.

As the combined income went down, so did the amount of sex. 70% of those earning ¥20,000 (€2,550) had sex weekly. It falls again to 60% of those with a combined wage of ¥5,000 to ¥10,000 (€637 to €1,275). Those earning less than ¥2,000 (€255) were the least likely to be having sex each week, with only 40% of them at it. Yikes!

It seems that the higher your wage, the more likely you are to have weekly sex
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About TryFun’s customers

TryFun decided to take a closer look at the participants of the survey and their customers to see if there was a pattern. They stated that the majority of their customers were from first-tier cities, including Shanghai and Beijing, those many also came from second-tier and third-tier centres.

When it came to the types of people buying the products, Yanxuan stated that men made up 72% of the customers. They would buy things like condoms and lubricants. However, women made up 63% of the purchases when looking exclusively at vibrators.

So why conduct this survey? Zhao Yong, the director of TryFun, stated the following. “We want to shake off the impression that adult products in China as ‘vulgar’, getting away from them looking cheap and low-level”. This survey was to help the company gain a better understanding of the younger generations so that they could help change perspectives about the world of sex.

Household luxuries give couples more time to spend together
Original source: Budgets Are Sexy

What’s the connection between sex and income?

So what does this survey actually tell us about the connection between income and sex? Honestly, it doesn’t tell us a lot. It doesn’t tell us why there is this difference in the amount of sex people are having and their wages, though we can hazard a few guesses.

It might be that those with higher wages are able to take a little more time off of work in order to spend time with their partner. They might enjoy more dates together. It could even be that they can afford luxuries which help around the house, ensuring that they get to spend much more time together. After all, most of us don’t feel sexy when we’ve been doing the dishes, do we?

What do you think the connection is? Is there a link? Have you noticed a change in your own sex life throughout the years as your career has progressed? Share your theories in the comment box below.

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Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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