Why A Better Sex Life Can Translate To Less Stress At Work

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Mar 10, 2017

Though you may have never made the connection, a new study is suggesting that what goes on in the bedroom may actually work wonders for your career. Married couples who maintain a healthy sex life tend to do better in the workplace and feel a greater sense of job staisfaction overall.

WebMD reports about the study that was published in the Journal of Management that looked at the sex and work life of 159 employees. Researchers found that those who had had sex the previous night came to work the next day feeling more engaged and better about their jobs. The study’s author Keith Leavitt sees the humor in the finding, but also feels that they should be taken seriously. Leavitt says, “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.” He adds, “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.”

And even though sex can positively affect your work life, it seems work can also have a negative impact on your sex life. The study also suggests that those who are experiencing work related stress may be bringing that negativity back to the bedroom, causing harm to their intimate relationships. Researchers involved in the study warn that leaving work stress at the office is the key to improving relationships at home. Leavitt says, “This is a reminder that sex has social, emotional and physiological benefits, and it's important to make it a priority. Just make time for it.” He also stresses the importance of unplugging from technology (like work emails) after hours and encourages employers to do the same.

What do you think of the new study that suggests having a better sex life can lead to job satisfaction and being more engaged in the workplace?

Do you unplug after work in order to have more intimate time with your partner?

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Gnafnr88 by Gnafnr88 | SACRAMENTO, CA
Apr 07, 2020

I believe it's true! My boyfriend swears he needs it twice a day! We have a very healthy, strong sex life and after 3 years it's still strong. But I have noticed some sort of an attitude if we go one or two days without. And he doesn't seem to focus at all bc he's only focused on the fact that we haven't had sex in one day!! Which, still to me is normal, and I don't mind it at all!

ActressSenayj by ActressSenayj | Stone Mountain , GA
Nov 24, 2017

I say think outside the box and don't be afraid to try something new. It's important to show your creative side. Not only to your parner but for yourself as well! Do things you've never dreamed of and watch the chemistry between you two grow!

Olivia-Monet by Olivia-Monet | Wharton, OH
Oct 02, 2017

Well, duh people who have sex are gonna be happier and more engaged in things, THEY GOT LAID! Now, does this only apply to couples? Or do one-night stands count also? I know that bringing home work problems have a bad effect on your relationships, but sometimes you just can't help it. Its really hard sometimes to just "leave work stress at the office."

Ericsgirl14 by Ericsgirl14 | FOMBELL, PA
Jun 15, 2017

I definitely think it does!! I know after I have sex I'm in an awesome mood!! So if I have sex then I have to go to work I am in a great mood and ready to get to work and get the days work done and back home to my man!!

Denise20 by Denise20 | Sparks, NV
May 29, 2017

I get into a routine of just getting things done and moving onto the next thing at work, sometimes it's hard to break that pattern when I get home!

darlingfirst by darlingfirst | LAREDO, TX
Mar 10, 2017

I definitely do, but I'll be honest I am 6 months pregnant and at this point I don't want any 'interaction'...I don't even want to get home and have him look at me with googley eyes...because it ain't gonna happen! LOL. #TRUTH