- A quarter of men said women who are successful in their careers are more sexually voracious
- The best lovers do not have the biggest salaries – with people earning £15,000-£20,000 described as the best in bed
- Money is more of an aphrodisiac to women than it is for men
- But money cannot buy you love – just 9% of women and 13% of men agree with this statement
A quarter of men (25%) said that women who are driven in the boardroom are also driven in the bedroom.
And a third of women polled (33%) said men who have reached the top of their professions were likely to have high sex drives too.
The results come in a new survey of 1,000 people by exclusive erotica brand, Coco de Mer, which looked at how money and success affected people’s sex lives.
It also found that the best lovers didn’t have the biggest salaries.
Almost half of women (46%) and 40% of men said the best lovers are paid between £15,000-£30,000 a year.
A quarter of both sexes said the best lovers earned between £30,000-£50,000.
Just 11% of those polled said the best lovers earned £50,000 or above.
Money was an aphrodisiac to just 19% of those polled – though the figure for women (21%) was higher than for men (17%)
And just over a quarter of women (26%) said they would be more likely to sleep with someone who was wealthy if they were single – compared to 22% of men.
London’s Coco de Mer erotica brand carried out the survey. The boutique, which is a hit with celebrities, starts a huge sale online at coco-de-mer.com on Christmas day
Those polled by Coco de Mer revealed that money cannot buy you love,with just 9% of women and 13% of men agreeing with this statement.
Around four out of ten of women (38%) like their lover to earn more than them – 60% are happiest if salary levels are the same but just 2% would rather their man earned less than them.
Just 11% of men want their lover to earn more than them – with 78% hoping pay levels are the same.
Around half (45%) of women and 47% of men say that being given an expensive gift is a turn-on.
A spokeswoman for Coco de Mer, the Covent Garden erotica boutique loved by the A-list said: ‘This shows that money can buy you many things but not happiness in the bedroom.
‘The very best lovers earn average salaries and both sexes are looking for something more than just wealth when they are looking for a partner.
‘Despite this, it is obvious that success in the boardroom does spill over into the bedroom for lots of high fliers. Both men and women who have reached the top bring that same drive and refusal to accept second best into their sex lives.’