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article imageHigh earning wives 'can affect men in the bedroom' says study

By Kev Hedges     Feb 13, 2013 in Health
A study carried out in Denmark has revealed that men married to high-rolling wives taking home a higher salary, may be underachieving in the bedroom.
Data extrapolated from more than 200,000 married couples, showed that men earning less their spouses are suffering the double indignity of having to take Viagra or similar erectile-dysfunction drugs, just to keep pace in the bedroom. Those with high earning wives may be suffering from damaged pride, frustration or even anger, but researchers could not determine whether these were the factors or not.
The researchers from Denmark and the US studied the salaries of the 200,000 couples and found drugs like Viagra were very popular in households where the woman was the higher earner. In many cases the wife needed only to earn slightly more than the husband for him to seek out medicinal help in their sexual relations, reports Mail UK.
Interestingly, the trend did not seem to feature where the female was the breadwinner from the beginning of the relationship. Male impotence and the seeking out of erectile dysfunction drugs appeared to only happen during a marriage where the wife's salary overtakes that of her husband's.
The Denmark-based research was led by Lamar Pierce of Washington University, who said in the Pacific Standard, "Even small differences in relative income are associated with large changes in ED medication usage when they shift the marriage from a male to a female breadwinner."
Another study by the Pew Research in 2010, revealed that women have outpaced men in education and earnings growth significantly since 1970. A salary difference of £10,000 ($16,000) or so, in the woman’s favour, doubled the chances of the man using Viagra.
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