Can Sex Help You Sell?

Add this to the list of studies about how to improve job performance: Increased sexual activity might lead to an improvement in problem-solving, confidence, and teamwork.

Helen Fisher, chief scientific adviser at online dating site, said success in the bedroom could lead to success in the boardroom.

“In addition to being great exercise and a stress reliever, sex triggers the release of a number of valuable brain chemicals,” said Fisher. “From improved problem-solving as a result of heightened dopamine levels, to enhanced teamwork skills due to a flood of oxytocin—there are a number of positive benefits which can improve performance in the workplace.”

Fisher said it’s likely that those who have regular sex are more creative at work, resulting in better problem solving. That is because the dopamine rush one gets from sex is associated with improved creativity.

Furthermore, sex triggers chemicals that generate feelings of trust, attachment, and calm. When translated in the workplace, those who have regular sex are likely to feel more cooperative and agreeable.

And then of course there’s testosterone, which gives both men and women feelings of competence, self-confidence, and well-being. In higher doses it can also trigger feelings of competitiveness, which helps boost productivity in the office, according to Fisher.

Fisher’s research focused on a sample of 40,000 people on Fifty-six percent were female and the average age of participants was 37 years.