WORKING is good for women’s sex drive, study finds.
According to a study that surveyed 22,000 Spanish-speaking people (18,530 of them women) in 71 countries, housewives were placed with the lowest libido.
The study, which began in 2015, analyses the desire in women according to their sexual orientation, their studies, their religious beliefs or their political ideology, according to the director of the Andalusian Institute of Sexology, Francisco Cabello, from Malaga.
Full-time working women show greater sexual desire than those employed part-time, who in turn have more desire than the unemployed, and lastly housewives were placed with lowest libido on the same level as retired or disabled women.
From this we can conclude that “working is good for sex”, said Cabello, who stressed the importance of the mind and, in this case, of self-esteem, for sexual desire.
The study also reveals a significant correlation between a women’s level of education and their sexual desire, showing that university students demonstrated the highest sexual desire then those who have studied professional training, followed by those with secondary education, and finally those women without any type of qualifications demonstrated the lowest libido. A contrast to men, which demonstrate that those with no studies to have a higher sexual drive.
Cabello, who presided over the International Academy of Medical Sexology until last October, the entity that has made this multicentric research work possible, has detailed that, on a political level, sexual desire is greater among women who are left-wing.
The place of residence also has an influence. Those living in towns with more than 15,000 inhabitants are in the lead, while by nationality Spanish women express the greatest sexual desire and Austrian women the least.
The study is presented in the Museum of the Municipal Patrimony of Malaga and is expected to be published in the coming months in the medical journal The Journal of Sexual Medicine.