Having More Sex With Your Partner May Make You Better at Your Job

by Michelle Guerrere
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Are you dissatisfied at work? Impatient, frustrated, and just burned out? You’re not alone. Only 25% of Americans say they’re “extremely happy, motivated and stimulated” by their job, according to a recent study conducted by the business communication software company Bolste. It’s not always easy to find a new role right away (or at least one that’s the right fit), but what if you could do one thing at home that would actually make you happier at your current job?

A new study published in the Journal of Management found that when married employees had had sex the previous night, they were in a more positive mood at work that day. Not only that, the individuals reported they were also more engaged at work, according to an article on New York Magazine’s website (the research analysed 159 people and their sex lives over a period of two weeks).

These favourable effects, likely a result of mood booster hormones like dopamine and oxytocin, generally lasted a full 24 hours in both men and women. (In case you didn’t know, dopamine is one of the feel-good hormones released when we eat chocolate—we’re partial to Whittakers Coconut Chocolate Slab, $1). “This is a reminder that sex has social, emotional, and physiological benefits, and it’s important to make it a priority,” says Keith Leavitt, one of the study’s authors, in a statement. “Just make time for it.”

What do you think about the results of this new study? Be sure to tell us in the comments. 

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