Good sex increases work satisfaction

A study carried out by a team of Oregon State University scientists and published in the Journal of Management found that an active and healthy sex life improves work performance and satisfaction. Oregon State University College of Business associate professor Keith Leavitt explained: “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”. The study, also showed that an opposite phenomenon existed. Employees who tend to take their work stress at home, have a less satisfactory sex life.

One possible explanation involves the release of dopamine, the neurotransmitter associated with the reward circuits of the brain, and oxytocin, a substance linked to the consolidation of social ties. Both compounds are produced during and after sexual activity, a phenomenon that makes having sex a real panacea for the mood and whose benefits also have an impact at work, according to the Leavitt team.

Leavitt, K., Barnes, C. M., Watkins, T., and Wagner, D. T., From the Bedroom to the Office Workplace Spillover Effects of Sexual Activity at Home, Journal of Management (2017)

PP-SH-UK-0016 | Date of preparation: Feb 2018