One Swedish official has big dreams for workers in his small town: a paid, hour-long break for leaving work to have sex.
Per-Erik Muskos, a council member for Övertorneå, proposed the motion for his town of roughly 2,000—and his cause has quickly captured attention worldwide.
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“There are studies that show sex is healthy,” Muskos told AFP.
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Per-Erik Muskos, a city council member in Övertorneå, a Swedish town across the Torne River from Finland, has proposed that workers should get a paid, one-hour break each day to go home and have sex with their significant others.
Whether this perk would help or hurt productivity is up for debate.“There are studies that show sex is healthy,” Muskos, a 42-year-old city councillor for the northern town of Overtornea, told AFP after presenting the motion.He said couples were not spending enough time with each other in today’s society. He noted there was no way to verify that employees do not use their hour for other purposes than spending time with their partners or spouses.“You can’t guarantee that a worker doesn’t go out for a walk instead,” Muskos said, adding that employers needed to trust their employees.Muskos said he “saw no reason” why the motion wouldn’t pass.