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I think we can all agree that sex is pretty great. Scratch that, sex is really great. Could you even imagine it getting any better? No? We couldn't either, but leave it up to science to make all of our dreams come true!
Some lovely folks over at Oregon State University decided that they would try to uncover MORE benefits of sex (ya know, because orgasming just isn't enough). Turns out, there's a pretty strong correlation between having sex and performing well at work.
To understand the impact of sex on work, the researchers followed 159 married employees over the course of two weeks, asking them to complete two brief surveys each day. They found that employees who engaged in sex reported more positive moods the next day, and the elevated mood levels in the morning led to more sustained work engagement and job satisfaction throughout the workday.
It seems pretty obvious, right? Well, the researchers got pretty in depth about it, as researchers often do.
"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."
Do you realize how important this research is? Next time your lady is nagging you to sit down and have a conversation with her about feelings, you can easily cite that having sex would just as, IF NOT MORE, beneficial. Yay for science!
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"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."
You hear that, honey? Just make time for it!