Want to be better at your job? Just have more sex

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  • Yes, this is actually a real thing.

    Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

    If you’re finding it hard to enjoy work, spend hours wishing you were somewhere else, or can’t seem to focus on the task at hand, then there could be a very simple solution to your problems.

    No, you don’t need to quit your job and go on an Eat Pray Love adventure and find yourself. You just need to start having more sex.

    According to a new study, those of us who make time for regular sessions between the sheets are more likely to enjoy their jobs. Noted, considering this is how often the average Brit has sex each week.

    Over 150 married couples participated in the research conducted by Oregon State University, which reviewed their love and work lives to determine any correlation between the two.

    It found that the couples who had more sex tended to enjoy their jobs more because they were often in a better mood the day after. This led to a higher job satisfaction and engagement at work.

    Who knew?

    The research also showed that more sex improved overall marital satisfaction and sleep quality too, so there really is no denying the benefits of a regular romp.

    After sex, our bodies produce dopamine and oxytocin which are natural mood boosters, resulting in this improved work ethic for up to 24 hours post-coital.

    If you aren’t in a relationship, you don’t have to miss out – get yourself on Tinder and take a look at this ‘smart condom’ that actually checks for STIs before you get down and dirty with your new bed buddy, because singletons deserve to enjoy their jobs more too.

    If we ever needed an excuse to have more sex, it’s this.

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