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Masturbating At Work Is The New Smoke Break (Without The Health Risks)

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It might sound odd to you or me, but masturbating at work has become the new normal. OK, so it's not as if everyone's putting their hands down their pants to give themselves a little afternoon delight, but, according to a survey from Timeout New York found that 39 percent of workers in New York City are rubbing it out at work.

In a separate article on the topic, via Ravishly, experts declared that fapping at work is both, "the new smoke break" as well as a great way to "boost output and creativity."

With all this horniness, though, is masturbating at work healthy and taken more seriously? According to Mark Sergeant, a senior lecturer in psychology at Nottingham Trent University, yes, via Metro, saying it's a ‘great way to relieve tension and stress.’

And psychologist and life coach Dr. Cliff Arnall agrees with Sergeant.

"I would expect a masturbation policy to result in more focus, less aggression, higher productivity, and more smiling," he told us.

"Certainly taking a masturbation break for boredom or an escape would increase work focus."

Dr. Arnall’s main concerns are to do with timing and whether or not you’ll be able to orgasm.

Of course, just because the practice of masturbating is becoming more and more trendy, doesn't mean it's necessarily acceptable, as Arnall voices his concern of "inappropriate behavior" as the lines between right and wrong get blurred.

In addition to the concerns about behavior and, potentially, higher sexually-generated thoughts/comments, Arnall says that masturbation breaks shouldn't be taken for lust, but for a genuine desire for a break and stress reliever.

While the topic of masturbating at work sounds dirty, raunchy, inappropriate and, albeit, silly, it's something that has caught on for people to remove the daily stress and anxiety—but we don't think many companies will be open to the idea of fapping in-between meetings.

Who knows, though, maybe the new perks people will look for in a company won't just be extended vacation days and free lunch—but a masturbation room to relieve some pressure?

Metro

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