People who have regular sex 'make more money'

People who have sex on a regular basis are unlikely to struggle when paying for condoms they use, judging by the findings of new research.

Conducted by Nick Drydakis, an economics lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, the study revealed that individuals who get down and dirty with their partner four or more times a week tend to have higher salaries than those who indulge in less hanky panky.

Published by the Institute for the Study of Labour - an economic research institution in Germany - the investigation looked at data on 7,500 people aged 26 to 50 living in Greece.

It was shown that people who had sex at least four times every seven days take home five per cent more in wages than those who did not - and Mr Drydakis said this may be explained by the theory that people cannot function properly if they do not have the basic needs of food, water and sexual activity.

He stated: "In the absence of these elements, many people become susceptible to loneliness, social anxiety and depression that could affect their working life."