New research by sex toy retailer Lovehoney found a
correlation between high sexual libido and elevated
intelligence, but a high sex drive doesn’t necessarily mean
that super smart people are having more romps in the
bedroom. In fact, research suggests just the opposite.
An analysis based on sales figures from Lovehoney found that
students from top UK universities spend more on sex toys
than others. The Telegraph reports that Lovehoney’s sales and
website visits indicate a “heightened interest in sex amongst
students in the Russell Group of elite universities.” In short,
the retailer found that students with a high IQ may also have
higher-than-normal sex drives.
That assertion is completely plausible…but there is also an
It’s possible that students with high IQs aren’t having much
sex, resorting to sex toys as a means of achieving sexual
gratification. This theory reinforces what researchers have
said time and time again for years: people with higher IQs
have less sex than everyone else .
“Intelligence is negatively associated with sex frequency,” said
sociologist Rosemary Hopcroft in a 2011 article for Psychology
Today. “It’s a bit dismaying.”
Hopcroft said that people who have attended higher education
institutions are less likely to have sex on a frequent basis and
have less sexual partners than those who have not. Her
contentions were confirmed by a joint sex survey by MIT and
Wellesley College that found that a high IQ can delay sexual
activity into early adulthood.
According to a 2007 article entitled “Intercourse and
Intelligence,” 80 percent of U.S. males and 75 percent of U.S.
women have had sex by the age of 19. Compare that to 56
percent of Princeton undergraduates, 59 percent of Harvard
undergraduates and 51 percent of MIT undergraduates who
report having had sexual intercourse. What’s more, only 65
percent of MIT graduate students have had sex.
Smart people having less sex and starting to have sex later in
life can be attributable to any number of things. People with
higher IQs may take into consideration the negative
consequences of risky sexual behavior more than their peers
of average intelligence. They could also just be too busy
studying and working to find time for sexual relationships
with others. Or they could be lacking in good looks.
Science has yet to prove any of these things to be true. Elite
students at UK universities don’t shy away from talking about
sex toys and what their use could mean about intelligence’s
relation to sex.
“It seems Oxbridge students know that sex and sex toys are
the smartest way to relieve sex,” said Cambridge University
graduate Alice Little. “High achievers aim for excellence in all
areas of their life, so it makes sense that achieving sexual
happiness is one of their goals.”
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