An astonishing new finding about sex by scientists at Oregon State University may change how you see it affecting your life.
A remarkable new study about sex suggests that you may be thinking about it all wrong: instead of viewing it as merely a pleasurable activity, you should look at it as a way to get ahead at your workplace. No, not in the way you’re thinking, but rather because scientists say they’ve found evidence it has tremendous benefits to your career because of what it does to your psyche.
The study, which was published in the Journal of Management, found that sex at home with your significant other had a tremendous positive effect on how one performs and perceives their job. Researchers at the University of Oregon followed 159 married employees for two weeks, in that they provided them with online surveys each work day asking them in one survey how many times they had sexual intercourse between the end of their work shift and the start of their new one.
The results were pretty amazing. Scientists found that employees who had sex at home were in a much better mood the next day, which led to more focus at work and consequently more job satisfaction. It was an effect that lasted 24 hours, and both men and women appeared to benefit from it.
“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 Keith Leavitt, an associate professor in OSU’s College of Business, in the statement. “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.”
“This is a reminder that sex has social, emotional and physiological benefits, and it’s important to make it a priority,” Leavitt said. “Just make time for it.”