A Swedish politician wants workers to take paid sex breaks. Yes, you read correctly. Some companies in the U.S. offer free-standing desks and complimentary snacks. But Sweden is ready to top that. A Swedish politician is offering an even better perk, being able to sex it up and on the clock. Workers in Sweden already get loads of paid parental leave, and on average, spend less time in the office.
Time for a Sex Break!
After the French and Fins, full-time Swedish employees worked the least in Europe. They averaged 1,685 working hours in 2015. Brits and Germans weren’t too far behind with 1,900 and 1,847 hours respectively. Swedes have it made with 480 days a parental leave that partners can share and average two or three daily coffee breaks. And, only one percent of Swedes even work overtime. For all these reasons (and now add in the proposed sex breaks), Sweden consistently ranks as one of the happiest nations in the world.
Sex Improves Relationships
Per-Erik Muskos, a 42-year-old politician and council member for Övertorneå has submitted a proposal for companies to give workers and hour paid break each working day to go home and get busy. He believes it will improve people’s relationships and make them happier. Muskos goes on to say couples don’t spend enough time together, and he’s right. Muskos also believes this will encourage childbirth and it’s an excellent form of exercise.
Muskos has science behind him on this one. Studies show sex is healthy. Sex also boosts your memory, improves immunity, lowers your blood pressure and has many other possible benefits.
Of course, he sees there is a flaw to his proposed legislature. You can’t guarantee that the worker will just go for a walk, go shopping or even take a nap. And, how do we know they will leave work and not just get busy in the company lunchroom? Maybe they’re not as big as pervs as Americans are.