Better Sex Life At Home Can Help Give Higher Job Satisfaction [VIDEO]
A new study from Oregon State University suggests that a maintained healthy sex life at home helps boost an employee's job satisfaction and engagement at the office. The researchers found that a strong work-life balance is important to achieve job satisfaction. The study was published in the Journal of Management.
The study examined the work and sex habits of 159 married employees for two weeks. Participants were asked to compete for two brief surveys each day. The researchers found that those who prioritized sex at home gave themselves a next-day advantage in the workplace.
The researchers called it the "day after" effect, where individuals were more likely to immerse themselves in their tasks more and enjoy their work. They also found that bringing work-related stress at home negatively affects the employees' sex lives. Especially in an era of smartphones, where people get so used to reply to work emails out of office hours.
Keith Leavitt, an expert in organizational behavior and management, said the findings highlight the importance of leaving work at the office. When work is carried over into an employee's personal life they sacrifice things like sex, and their work engagement decline.
Sexual intercourse triggers dopamine and oxytocin release in the body. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is linked to feelings of reward. Oxytocin is known the cuddle hormone that helps in social bonding and relationships.
It both helps make sex a natural and automatic mood elevator and the benefits extend well into the next day. Elevated mood levels lead to better sustained work engagement and job satisfaction throughout the workday. The effect lasts for at least 24 hours, and were found to be equally strong for both men and women according to Psych Central.
The Sun reported that a town councilman in Sweden recently proposed that local employees be allowed a 1 hour sex break from work. It aims to boost the town's population and employees' mood and productivity. The French also recently introduced a law that bars after-hours email.