Is sex interfering with work?

Three of out four staff claim they have “pulled a sickie” because of over-exuberant sex the night before, according to a survey.

The poll of 1,269 employees, by employment law and health and safety consultancy Peninsula, found 73% had taken a day off to recover from an “all night romp”.

Almost half (48%) of employees said they had had a sexual encounter in the workplace and 56% of them said they felt no guilt about it.

Peter Done, managing director of Peninsula, said ‘sex skiving’ was a growing trend among staff.

The stereotypical view of Brits as being prudish about sex no longer applied, as our status as a country with one of the highest teenage pregnancies rates in Europe would suggest, he said.

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