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[video]http://www.ava360.com/people-who-have-sex-make-more-money-the-rubin-report-video_dc68fa853.html[/video]

Correlation obviously isn't causation. But any theories why this would be so?



"Nick Drydakis, a senior lecturer in economics at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England, found that those who have sex at least four times weekly made 5% more in wages than their counterparts who aren't as lucky.

On the other hand, those who don't have any sex at all earned 3% less than those who are sexually active."





Essentially, those having no sex make 8% less than those who have lots of sex. Not a lot of money in the big scheme of things, but I thought this was interesting. Thoughts?
 

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People who make more money have more sex, is the more likely cause/effect.

Also, a willingness to be more aggressive and take more risks will lead to both.
 
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In the beginning of the video it says: More sex= more money
and the only thing I can think is that it should be: more money=more sex

But, it kind of makes sense in a way to me, if you have sex you release a lot of your stress' and you are more able to deal with the bullshit monday's of your job lol. They also said that you are more confident which probably makes sense, more able to take risks like asking for a promotion and things like that.

Sure, I'll buy into the idea.
 

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Sorry I don't buy it, I make more than twice the average salary in my country for someone who graduated from a university and I don't have sex

I'm probably so good because I'm very anal about my work haha
 

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I just skipped the video and looked at the study itself to avoid any confusion and misinterpretation of the study.

Their theory is that a lack of sex can lead to self esteem issues and feelings of loneliness, which in turn can affect work performance. That's not totally unreasonable I guess. But then I found this:

Sexual activity has the lowest positive impact on wage determination, but is still a statistically significant variable. The importance of the sexual activity variable can also be assessed by the fact that if we regress a single wage equation without the sexual activity variable, the R2 is 0.821, while if we consider the sexual activity variable, the R2 is 0.842
So what they are saying is that sexual activity explains the smallest part of the variability in wages of all the independent variables. To be precise, sexual activity explains 2,1% of the variation in wages, which is not very much.

So I guess we won't be seeing the "Sex Theory of Wage Determination" in our economics text books any time soon :tongue:
 

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Following that line of logic, prostitutes should be filthy rich..

Apparently, it's most profitable ( and legal ) when it's filmed..

Hmm.
The sex trade doesn't benefit the sex workers.
 

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Is sex 4 times a week a lot of sex? I thought that was pretty average for most couples.
 

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Is sex 4 times a week a lot of sex? I thought that was pretty average for most couples.
Looking at it from the view of relationship counselling, I'd say it's definitely not average.

There was a large sex survey in Britain a few years ago (can't find it just now), and the average for younger married couples (I think under 30) was six times a month if I remember it correctly, and for couples over 45 twice a month.
I think the Durex study came to similar results, it was something like twice a week in longterm relationships of younger couples.

Above all, there's no "normal" anyway, and an average is just that (thank God, or I'd feel filthy ;))
 
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Sorry I don't buy it, I make more than twice the average salary in my country for someone who graduated from a university and I don't have sex

I'm probably so good because I'm very anal about my work haha

Statistic, right? It didn't say all.

Looking at it from the view of relationship counselling, I'd say it's definitely not average.

There was a large sex survey in Britain a few years ago (can't find it just now), and the average for younger married couples (I think under 30) was six times a month if I remember it correctly, and for couples over 45 twice a month.
I think the Durex study came to similar results, it was something like twice a week in longterm relationships of younger couples.

Above all, there's no "normal" anyway, and an average is just that (thank God, or I'd feel filthy ;))
6 times a month? I'd feel so undesirable and unwanted by my partner. As long as those couples are happy though, that's what matters.
 

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I don't know, every week there's a new study contradicting the one that came out last week. One week they say diet coke is bad for you, the other says it gives you cancer. I just don't trust these studies anymore.
 

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Very educational video. It aligns with some of my experiences as a hobbyist. There is no reason why the business should remain illegal. Abusive pimps hardly exist anymore.
That's only the high end! It only reveals one section of prostitution. Human trafficking (sex slaves) has never been higher. It has lower pentalties than drug trafficking in most places. I think prostitution should be legalized, but pimps most definitely still exist.
 

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I don't know, every week there's a new study contradicting the one that came out last week. One week they say diet coke is bad for you, the other says it gives you cancer. I just don't trust these studies anymore.
Try reading the studies.

The first study is small, brief and searches for a pattern at minimal expense. If they find a pattern, they search for grants for a much larger and better quality study. If that study is positive, they continue to find causation and not just correlation. The results may change because of the controls or faults. They may need to keep running the studies repeatedly until they have an accurate picture of the situation and proven or disporven whatever it is they were looking at. The studies aren't 'conflicting' so much as looking for answers.

Hence, read the studies.
 
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