If you begin to feel down every time you walk into that “God-forsaken office,” the solution may be inside your bedroom. Actually, the answer is quite simple: get off more often at home.
Researchers at Oregon State University compared an unknown sample to the work environments and sex lives of employees in committed relationships to find that the busy bees in the bedroom tended to have the advantage over their less satisfied coworkers.
Keith Leavitt, OSU College of Business professor explained in a press release that “there really is something to the observation” many have made that people who are clearly satisfied with their sex lives tend to be happier and on the ball. He states:
“We make jokes about people having a ‘spring in their step,’ but it turns out this is actually a real thing and we should pay attention to it,” said Leavitt, an expert in organizational behavior and management. “Maintaining a healthy relationship that includes a healthy sex life will help employees stay happy and engaged in their work, which benefits the employees and the organizations they work for.”
However, Leavitt’s study also found the inverse fate to also be true. He suggested that letting job-related issues come home with you could put a real damper on your need to knock boots before bed.
The science is pretty straight forward when you think about it. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, or sex doctor that is to tell you common sense. It’s simply inherent nature. Since sex “floods the brain with the natural feel good chemicals produced by affection and bonding with a loved one, sex tends to have what amounts to an antidepressant effect.” That means instant mood boost that will follow you into the next day.
Leavitt and his team developed their conclusions by studying 159 married people for weeks on end. They instructed subjects to answer daily questions and then monitored their responses based on mood and productivity. They discovered that those who’d gotten lucky were in “better frames of mind the day after, and that positive outlook contributed to a better attitude and more productive behavior at work.”
Leavitt stated that these findings indicated that sex has a “social, emotional and physiological benefit, and it’s important to make it a priority.” Simply put, Leavitt believes that people should “make time for it.”
Looks like that Swedish guy vouching for city sex hours for workers was onto something.