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Everyone Should Get Paid Sex Breaks at Work According to Genius Politician

Published On 02/23/2017 Published On 02/23/2017
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"Who has two thumbs and an approval rating approach 100 percent," one Swedish politician probably said after proposing legislation guaranteed to make him a national hero.

Per-Erik Muskos, a council member for the city of ƖvertorneĆ„, has proposed a measure that would give residents a one-hour paid break during work hours to go home and have sex, reports The Local. He said it's "about having better relationships." It would also undoubtedly be a boon to workplace morale.  "There are studies that show sex is healthy," Muskos told the AFP news agency. 

Between this measure and experiments with a six-hour work day, Sweden looks like a damn fine place to work right now. In fact, even before the six-hour work day test, workers in Sweden worked far, far fewer hours than the average full-time employee in the U.S. according to data collected in 2015. Though, this coital-coffee break measure is only up to be enacted in the northern town that's home to just 2,000 residents.

A recent National Sleep Foundation study in the U.S. reported that one of every five married or cohabitating couples claim to be too sleep-deprived to have sex. Many couples also cited financial problems as a reason they lose sleep. Score: Muskos: 2, No Sex Breaks: 0.

Another study claims people work so much they lose interest in sex. Score: Muskos: 3, Work Sans In Flagrante Delicto: 0.

While skeptics might ask how employers can ensure employees are doing the deed on their break instead of going for a walk, reasonable people might respond, 'This is why we can't have nice things.' Muskos sees no reason the act won't pass.

Meanwhile, people across the globe are taking a sudden interest in community organizing, probably.

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Dustin Nelson is a News Writer with Thrillist. He believes this will make ƖvertorneĆ„ great again. Follow him @dlukenelson.

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