Our Sex Lives Affect Our Work: Part 4
"The impact of sexual function and sexual satisfaction on the work environment and work productivity"
An essay I wrote for a recent certification had the above title. In the fourth part, which is this one, concludes my findings. (If you missed the first part you can read it here.)
I would love to hear your feedback! Enjoy!
In conclusion, additional research is necessary to investigate the direct relationships between sexual function and sexual satisfaction, as well as their impact on the work environment and productivity.
Employers may be compelled to provide sex coaching and therapy if additional research reveals strong links between sexual health and workplace productivity and well-being. It has been demonstrated that physical intimacy, including sex, can have positive mood and hormonal mood changes for healthy relationships in the workplace. Employers should strive to reduce the impact they have on their employees' private lives, paying particular attention to remote working and checking emails during ‘out of office hours’.
Employers should also be aware that those exhibiting mental health issues, frequent absenteeism or presenteeism, particularly those working extra hours using work as a place to 'rest,' should consider whether there is more at play than what may appear on the surface. Employers could be encouraged to be cognizant of how an employee's relationship with their partner and sex life may impact their work and presence in the workplace.
Although there are strong links and correlations demonstrating how sexual function and satisfaction can impact work productivity and workplace cooperation, additional research is required to investigate the direct links, the factors influencing this, and, most importantly, how employers can support employees in a situation that is considered outside the employer's purview or responsibility. Supporting an employee's emotional and physical wellbeing without interfering with their personal life is a delicate balance.
Carla Crivaro is a trauma-informed and certified Sex, Love & Relationship Coach, she works with men and women internationally to reach their goals in delicious sex, profound love and authentic relationships. Carla helps men and women understand themselves and each other, sexually and relationally, in and out of the bedroom. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you missed the first part:
Our Sex Lives Affect Our Work: Part 1
A video around the importance of healing sexuality:
Why Sexuality & Relationships Matter
Further articles and podcasts around the topic of this article: