Research by Swedish sex and intimacy brand Lelo has suggested that if workers had more orgasms it could add £90 billion to the economy.
Lelo has today announced that it is the first company in the world to allow its employees to take time off to fulfil themselves sexually and have plenty of orgasms.
We thought it would be interesting to find out how this really impacts people’s day-to-day life and to explore what benefits could arise from the people in the UK having more opportunities to explore their bodies regularly” – Rachael Nsofor, Lelo
Whether it’s alone or with a partner, Lelo believes that offering employees the chance to take days off dedicated to sexual pleasure will improve happiness, reduce stress and ultimately improve the productivity of its workforce.
The study, which draws on existing academic research as well as original research commissioned by Lelo UK, found that happiness is a major driver of productivity, with 94% of people agreeing that the happier they are, the more productive they are at work.
More than three quarters (78%) of 2,000 Britons surveyed said orgasms make them happier, whether they have them alone or with a partner. What’s more, according to the research, two thirds (66%) of Britons say that they feel more productive after having an orgasm, with 40% believing they benefit from the positive effects of an orgasm for up to five days afterwards.
Rachael Nsofor spokesperson from Lelo UK said: “At Lelo UK, we know that sexual wellbeing is just as important as balancing physical and mental health. With this in mind, we thought it would be interesting to find out how this really impacts people’s day-to-day life and to explore what benefits could arise from the people in the UK having more opportunities to explore their bodies regularly.”
Rosanna Spero, author of The Economy of Orgasms report, said: “Researching the link between productivity and happiness and then linking this to the effects of an orgasm on our body and brain has been fascinating.
“When you unpick the figures and discover if we had more of them, the UK’s GDP could rise by as much as £90 billion the arguments for ‘staying in’ more are compelling. It is very rare something free can be so effective.”