If this doesn’t motivate you to raise your net worth, I couldn’t tell you what does. According to this research, having more money means you’re having more adventurous and exotic sex. The numbers look even better for women.
In the survey, three-quarters of men cited more frequent sex and a greater variety of partners as the primary benefits of having wealth, revealing a fascination with quantity. “In short, men equate more with better,” Grove and Prince write.
By contrast, women placed significantly less value on the volume of sexual interactions and partners they had than the overall excellence of the experience: Nearly 93% of women cited higher-quality sex as the greatest sexual benefit of personal wealth — and the biggest benefit overall to being rich.
“And while having sex with multiple partners simultaneously was less important to both genders, more than three times as many men cited it as a benefit than women did,” Grove and Prince said.
Here are some interesting numbers resulting from the survey of high-net worth individuals.
* 72% of wealthy women are members of the “mile high club” while only 33% of welathy men are members. Every member owns or partially owns private jets. I would assume it’s easier to join when you’re not bothered by other passengers or trying to fit two people in those tiny bathrooms, unless you’re Ralph Fiennes.
* 73% of women and 53% of men have had extramarital affairs.
Regardless of views on what’s appropriate or moral, the wealthy have more interesting sex lives according to this study. In this case the “wealthy” as surveyed have an average net worth of $89 million and an annual income of $9 million.
Updated June 17, 2014 and originally published February 22, 2007. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.