Taking a Paid 'Sex Break' From Work Could Soon Be a Real Option

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For some lucky Swedish employees, a daily hour-long sex break might become the norm in the workplace. 

Swedes are already allowed an hour-long exercise break in the middle of the day, and one politician is proposing to use that break for sex.

"There are studies that show sex is healthy," Per-Erik Muskos, a 42-year-old city councillor of Övertornea, told the AFP news agency. "It's about having better relationships," he said.

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Not only can sex improve your relationship with your partner, but it can also go a long way in keeping you healthy. Orgasms are good for you, sex improves your immune system, you sleep better, and it can even count as a workout (hello, racing heartbeat!).

Muskos also says that his proposed sex break regulation would help increase Sweden's currently reduced population rate.

"This means that childbirth should be encouraged," he wrote in his proposal. "When sex is also an excellent form of exercise with documented positive effects on well-being, the municipality should kill two birds with one stone and encourage employees to use their fitness hour to go home and have sex with their partner."


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