Brian Handwerk in National Geographic:
Professional artists and poets reported sleeping with twice as many partners as other adults sampled.
Daniel Nettle, a psychology professor at the University of Newcastle’s School of Biology, said two factors may explain the findings.
“Creative people are often considered to be very attractive and get lots of attention as a result,” he said. “They tend to be charismatic and produce art and poetry that grabs people’s interest.”
Alternatively “it could also be that very creative types lead a bohemian lifestyle and tend to act on more sexual impulses and opportunities, often purely for experience’s sake, than the average person would,” he said.