Various studies in the past has shown the positive things sex can do for you both physically and mentally. With that logic in mind, sex is something we should be doing often right?
According to a recent survey conducted by Yodlee, 62% of American adults think about money more often than sex. What’s more alarming is that over 25% of Americans in relationships reported that money troubles affected how often they wanted to have sex with their partners. The survey included 2,039 adults, ages 18 and older, from 2010 U.S. census data.
Now for those of you thinking, “Uh duh! Why wouldn’t you think about money over sex if you’re having financial troubles? It’s your livelihood!”. Well, it appears that it gets worse for those in higher-income brackets. The study also found that 26% of couples earning $100,000 or more per year dealt with weaker libidos because they were too worried about their bank accounts.
Now here’s the kicker, according to Refinery29:
Despite the desire to point fingers at older people, the survey found money-related sexual hang-ups were more prominent in younger adults (those 18 to 34). And, though it suggests women are more likely to fixate on money than men — 77% versus 46% — a nearly identical number of paired-up ladies and gents reported decreased sexual desire due to financial stress.
I guess it’s true what they say, “More money, more problems!” But seriously, worrying about money won’t give you more sex, but will having sex prevent you from making more money? Think about it!