Working Remotely Will Improve Your Sex Life

February 17, 2015

11:00 am

One of the benefits of working remotely is that you tend to be on your own schedule. You can take breaks when you want, have a snack, go take a walk, and…have sex?

FlexJobs recently released a survey on how flexible jobs affect health, happiness, and relationships, and 42% of respondents said that a flexible job would improve their sex life, while another 30% were optimistic that it would.

(For their purposes, a “flexible job” includes not just remote work, but also jobs with a flexible schedule, freelance, or part-time component.)

Why might a more flexible job improve your satisfaction between the sheets? FlexJobs details this and more in yet another 50 Shades-branded list, “50 Shades of Flex for Valentine’s Day.” Reasons include:

  • More time for romance: a surprise lunch, some flowers, doing more chores around the house.
  • No commute that makes you desperate to watch TV all night and then collapse.
  • More time in the morning for breakfast in bed and…you know.
  • More three-day-weekend getaways, because you can take random days off, thank you very much.
  • Being happier: 99% of people said that flexible jobs would make them happier.

FlexJobs asked respondents other questions about how a flexible job would affect their relationships and health – here’s what they said:

  • 84% said it would make them a more attentive partner.
  • 48% said it would benefit their romantic relationship.
  • 49% said they would have more time for dates and date night.
  • 89% said it would give them more time with family and friends.
  • 91% said they would take better care of themselves.
  • 90% said it would decrease stress.
  • 61% said it would allow them to exercise more.

In short, it’s all about the lifestyle – flexible workers may not always be lounging on a beach with their laptop, but they may be happier, healthier, and more connected to their loved ones.

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact kira@tech.co.

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