Says science, really!
Adulting can be quite stressful at times especially when it comes to the less fun aspects, such as paying bills and schmoozing your way to that promotion you've been dying for (and not just because it's a good excuse to uncork the vino).
We spend our evenings in an empty office or holed up in behind our laptops, trying to go the extra mile just to prove we're worthy of that pay bump or that fancy new title.
But, what if we told you that you didn't have to work that hard to get ahead? Even better, what if we told you the secret to landing that promotion was hopping in the sack?
Well, get ready to jump for joy because according to a Oregon State University's recent study, having an orgasm increases those odds; more specifically having an orgasm (Or, two! uh who's counting?) a day can up your work game — making work more enjoyable, encouraging you to work harder, and increasing your chances of upward mobility.
Not to mention, these people tend to have a better work-life balance because ... duh!
On the contrary, if you don't practice balance then there's a good chance that work (or bringing work home) is ruining your sex life to begin with.
Researcher and associate professor in Oregon State University's College of Business says that "dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with the reward centers in the brain, as well as oxytocin, a neuropeptide associated with social bonding and attachment" are responsible for the upbeat response. He went on to add, "that makes sex a natural and relatively automatic mood elevator."
Researchers David Wagner of University of Oregon and Christopher Watkins and Trevor Watkins of the University of Washington surveyed 159 married people after two weeks of following them. They found that those who had sex the night before were inclined to better moods the following day; in turn, this led to a more productive work day. This proved to be the case for, both, men and women.
The bad news? Researchers observed that the morning after glow (metaphorically speaking, of course) only lasted 24 hours.
Keith Leavitt, an associate Professor at OSU's College of Business joked, "We make jokes about having a 'spring in their step,' but it turns out this is actually a real thing, and we should pay attention to it."
One town in Sweden is even considering giving its employees an hour-long break from work for sex, according to the New York Times.
That is how real this is.
Just don't plan on seeing anything so fun come into play in the United States — the fun, healthy sh*t is only for Europeans.
But we can certainly use this as a bit more motivation to get it in at home, whether it's with our significant other or a round of solo sex.
As Leavitt reminds us that, "... sex has social, emotional, and physiological benefits, and it's important to make it a priority."
Basically, we'd all do good to remember that an orgasm a day keeps the doctor away (work-related stress much?) annnnd might even get you that raise you've been hopelessly hinting at.