High-earn­ing women a real turn-off in the bed­room

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BLOKES are more likely to have floppy wil­lies if their wives or girl­friends are the main bread­win­ners.

And the odds are that they will cheat on their part­ners to re­cap­ture their bed­room mojo, new re­search re­veals.

The in­se­cu­rity of a woman mak­ing more money could also af­fect men’s over­all health.

Pro­fes­sor La­mar of Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity’s Olin Busi­ness School, Mis­souri, said: “Male sex­ual de­sire and be­hav­iour is tied to cul­tural and so­cial fac­tors such as pa­tri­archy and money, po­ten­tially caus­ing them to suf­fer re­duced sex­ual de­sire when per­ceiv­ing their tra­di­tional role of provider to be usurped.

“Anger and frus­tra­tion can lead to se­ri­ous sex­ual prob­lems such as erec­tile dys­func­tion, a prob­lem also linked to un­em­ploy­ment and de­creas­ing house­hold in­come.”

Prof. Pierce added: “There is a pow­er­ful so­cial norm for many men that it’s im­por­tant to make more than their wives.

“Es­sen­tially, when that so­cial norm is vi­o­lated, they feel emas­cu­lated.”

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