Researchers suggest that low pay may be a primary cause of erectile dysfunction.
The study known as “In Sickness and in Wealth: Psychological and Sexual Costs of Income Comparison in Marriage,” found that men whose wives make more money were likely to prescribe to erectile dysfunction medication.
Study authors Lamar Pierce, a professor of strategy at Washington University’s Olin Business School, Michael S. Dahl at Aalborg University in Denmark and Jimmi Nielsen at Aarhus University Hospital retrieved data from more than 200,000 married Danish couples between 1997 and 2006.
Study results also showed that wives who made more money were likely to suffer from insomnia and prescribe to anti-anxiety medication.
Researchers did not note the effects on unmarried men and women.