Sex at work? No big deal...

by 14 Jun 2013

Although you could be forgiven for thinking romps at the office were simply the stuff of US sit-coms, it seems sex in your office might be a bit more common than you think. What’s more surprising is the number of employees who are all for it.

A recent report by Business Insider has revealed that 84% of employees think sex with colleagues is fine, with 55% admitting to doing so. Ninety per cent of those who confessed to office place affairs said they were glad they did it.

Here are some more stats that Business Insider uncovered:

  • 64% felt managers shouldn’t be allowed to have sex with their subordinates.
  • 35% admitted to sleeping with subordinates.
  • 14% said they slept with their boss.
  • 92% believed HR don’t need to know about any workplace relationships.
  • 74% said they’ve been hit on by colleagues...
  • ...And 64% admitted to doing it.
  • 48% of those who had slept with a co-worker did so at the office.
  • 71% said it didn’t impact their productivity.
  • 15% claimed it improved their productivity.

Is workplace romance ok, or should office-space lovers wait until they’ve left work?


  • by Dean P 19/06/2013 1:25:53 AM

    Well, times have changed. Is this a result of growing up having friends with benefits so now we have co-workers WB? No mention of whether these are single/divorced co-worker/supervisors or not. When a supvr/boss is involved it seems like a lawsuit waiting to happen.

  • by CraigM 19/06/2013 3:35:05 AM

    We had a "Quiet Room" where employees could go for a few minutes of solitude. We had to close it shortly after opening it.

    Our security guards reported that it had been co-opted into a "Family Planning" room on a daily and nightly basis.

  • by Narayan 19/06/2013 10:42:39 PM

    We too had a room for short rest (if one had a head ache or upset stomach, etc.) in the office. But it was used differently at night times and had to be shut after a few were caught in unpleasant and embarrassing incidents by building security.