A politician in Sweden has proposed that the 550 government workers in the small, picturesque town of Overtornea get paid for a weekly one-hour “sex break.” A great idea to boost company morale!
The proposal made headlines in Sweden, when the Expressen newspaper said “Suggestion: Let The Staff Have Sex During Work Hours.”
In the motion, Per-Erik Muskos writes that “The municipality suffers from a birth deficit. This means that childbirth should be encouraged. Sex is also an excellent form of exercise with documented positive effects on the welfare of the municipality. It should kill two birds with one stone and encourage employees to use their fitness hour to go home and have sex with their partner.” Good thinking! Can we get something like this going in the U.S.? Maybe it will increase productivity and cut down on sexual harassment at the office.
Muskos says “I think you should take the opportunity when you have an extra hour, perhaps without children at home. I do not think any relationships do well without sex. It may be useful to do it during working hours.” He continues his case with “I believe that sex is often in short supply. Everyday life is stressful and the children are at home. This could be an opportunity to have their own time, only for each other”.
The bill needs to be voted on by a majority of 31 counsel members to pass. Swedish newspapers reported that some council members joked that single people who didn’t have anyone to go home to would be using the paid hour to cruise for dates on Tinder.
The tiny town is located on the border of Finland, near Santa and the North Pole. It gets extremely cold up there in the winter, so this could help warm people up. For anyone who has never been to Sweden, it is one of the most sexually liberated countries in the world. Sex education starts in Kindergarten and the country has a history of feminism, which is taught in elementary school through high school, and makes Swedish men even sexier than they already are! Not to mention their sexy exports, such as True Blood hottie Alexander Skarsgard and actor Dolph Lundgren.
Swedes have a number of work benefits unheard of in America. This includes 480 days of paid parental leave, 90 of which can be shared with the Dad or same sex partner, and 2-3 daily coffee breaks. Only 1 percent of Swedes work overtime. Studies show that Sweden ranks as one of the “happiest nations in the world.”