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14% of British people masturbate during work hours, according to new study

Charisa Bossinakis

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14% of British people masturbate during work hours, according to new study

A new study has revealed that a whopping 7.4 million British people have masturbated during work hours.

Working from home presents many luxuries, including sleeping ins, no commute time and apparently, for Brits, a little self-pleasure.

According to a survey conducted by Chemist4U, which interviewed 2,000 people, 14 per cent admitted to partaking in some self-gratification at work. 

The survey revealed that over a fifth of men (22 per cent) have masturbated at work while seven per cent of women have partaken in some alone time.

Credit: Marianne A. Campolongo / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: Marianne A. Campolongo / Alamy Stock Photo

Additionally, 18 per cent of surveyed people said they had accessed porn content while working.

London is also the highest city to masturbate on the clock, with 16 per cent of respondents admitting to doing the deed.

The survey also found the Brits earning between £35,001 (AUD $61,000) and £45,000 (AUD $71,000) were the most likely to masturbate.

Thos who earn between £25,0001 (AUD $44,000) and £35,000 (AUD 61,000) were 24 per cent likely to engage in some self-love and people who made between £15,0001 (AUD $26,000) and £25,000 (AUD $44,000) a year were 18 per cent likely.

The highest age bracket is 25 to 34, with 27 per cent, followed by 35 to 44 year-olds (18 per cent) and 45 to 54 year-olds who contributed 15 per cent. 

While some of us might be shaking our heads right about now, masturbating at work is said to boost productivity, according to experts.

Credit: Cultura Creative Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: Cultura Creative Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

Psychology lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, Mark Sergeant, told Metro that doing the deed can improve focus.

Psychologist and life coach Dr Cliff Arnall even told the outlet he believes workplaces should implement a ‘masturbating policy’ to lift company morale, so to speak.

“I would expect a masturbation policy to result in more focus, less aggression, higher productivity, and more smiling,” he said.

“Certainly taking a masturbation break for boredom or an escape would increase work focus.”

However, he insists this policy should have limitations, as employees shouldn't be encouraged to fantasise about their colleagues.

He said: “Introducing any form of sexual behaviour to a workplace could be seen as a slippery slope that makes people think that other forms of sexual behaviour, such as those linked to harassment, are more acceptable.”

So the next time, like Fifth Harmony, if you wfh, a little self-stimulation might be the perfect de-stressor to spice up your day.

Featured Image Credit: Chris Rout / Alamy Stock Photo. Image Source / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: News, Science, UK News

Charisa Bossinakis
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