Monday, June 07, 2004

Sex == $50,000

Prostitutes are rich. Well, not exactly, but close.(subscription required)

Mr. Blanchflower calculates that going from having sex once a month to having it at least weekly is roughly equivalent to the amount of happiness that an extra $50,000 of income would bring to the average American. "The effect of sex on happiness is statistically well-determined ... and large," the authors conclude. "This is true for males and females, and for those under and over the age of 40."
Stick that in your pipe and smoke it; preferably after sex once weekly.