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3 Ways More Sex Can Enhance Confidence and Your Career

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How much of an effect does one's personal life, and the bedroom in particular, have on one's professional life? New evidence suggests it probably can. Work performance and advancement opportunities improve when an employee feels supported at home and in the bedroom.

These are three ways in which a more balanced sexual life might benefit your professional life.


Increased enthusiasm and contentment in one's work

According to research conducted at Oregon State University, sexual activity causes the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine and the neuropeptide oxytocin, both of which are related with feelings of closeness and trust between partners. According to Leavitt, this means that sex may be a natural and somewhat automatic mood lifter, with positive effects that last far into the next day. A few years ago, I attended a conference where one of the presenters gave a lengthy presentation on the benefits of more sexual activity. It will make us happier individuals in general, and not only because of the endorphins it releases, the oxytocin it induces, or the instant pleasure it provides. Although our employment and coworkers may not be the most stimulating or entertaining, the way we handle ourselves will undoubtedly affect our public persona. Why not add the shine that comes with having a good sex life to your appearance? A little pleasure in the afternoon can't harm. It's possible that this Swedish firm is onto something here...


Higher pay

Those who engage in sexual activity at least four times a week earn more money than their less active friends, according to study conducted by the Institute for the Study of Labor. More sex likely means greater happiness and better health, which in turn means more productivity at work, better judgment, and less bias, all of which translate to bigger salaries. Let's take a pragmatic approach. We all get paid differently depending on how well we do, right? Hence, it stands to reason that we will perform better and be much more productive on the job if we are consistently in a better mood and attitude than many of our coworkers. This has led to more discussions about pay raises and bonuses.


Less stress and a stronger immune system lead to fewer sick days

An article in Inc. claims that people take less sick days because sex stimulates the production of hormones that strengthen the immune system. There are several positive effects of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a hormone that is produced during sexual activity. Some of these advantages to health include easing depression and lupus symptoms in women. DHEA has been shown to effectively reverse chronological aging. Really, who could say no to that? You may have more sex while spending less money. So I wouldn't go around telling your employer what you have planned for lunch. Let's keep it between us, and perhaps discuss how to implement these strategies over a pot of tea with our gal pals. 


Brittanni Below, MBA is a coach, speaker, and trainer based in Houston, TX that provides services to help self-driven professionals to live a more balanced, healthy, and more fulfilling life. By fully understanding your unique talents and gifts and what is distracting you from being successful, Brittanni helps you transform fear, lack of confidence, and life challenges, into lessons that allow you to accomplish the goals that you've set for yourself. If you're interested in confidence coaching, book your first coaching session with Brittanni here.



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