Quantcast
3 Smart Ways Good Sex Can Boost Productivity
Getty Images

3 Smart Ways Good Sex Can Boost Productivity

That pleasure principle can mean more satisfaction outside of the bedroom.

Workin' Girl

There's that old wives' tale that sex before a sports match is a major no-no for athletes, but when it comes to us everyday folk, consistent lovemaking does the mind and body good. In fact, sex and productivity can actually go hand in hand. A recent multiple-university study found that professionals who had sex the night before going into work had "more positive moods" that increased work engagement and job satisfaction.


Talk about sexual healing!

So sis, if you're in a work rut, finding that you're lacking motivation, or you aren't finding the inspiration to take things up a notch in the career department, you might need to get into some good old-fashioned boot-knocking and sensual stimulation.

Here are three more ways good, healthy sex---emphasis on the good and the healthy---can lead to better productivity and help you fight workplace burnout:

It can improve sleep quality.

Again, we're talking about a divine sexual experience in which you orgasm or find optimal pleasure here, so don't go comparing those times when that one-night stand or ex-bae was just a hot mess in bed and you often stayed up all night trying to figure out the why and how. Researchers have found that during orgasm, the release of oxytocin and prolactin (hormones associated with happiness) can facilitate sleep, and more than 50% of participants in this study experienced "improved sleep quality" after masturbation orgasm.

We all know that rest is a prerequisite for a better next day---period---so we won't bore you with the research to back that up. Adding a session of climaxing to your nightly self-care routine could help in that department, leaving you refreshed and ready for anything that might come your way the next morning.

Getty Images

It can serve as a great way to relieve stress.

Don't go too crazy with this one because we definitely want to be sure we're properly coping with stress and ensuring top mental and physical health. Nevertheless, good sex has been known to be one of many activities that can ease stress. Researchers tapped professionals to find out how sex is affected by stress, and they found that a good intimate session in a "satisfying relationship" was the move for stress and had positive effects for relieving stress.

The less stressed you are, the more likely you are able to really focus in on advancing and being your best self, so we just can't ignore how this might be a good look, especially for those of us whose jobs and titles entail a certain level of unavoidable challenges and pressure.

It can increase confidence and help lower anxiety.

When you're having a great time in bed, enjoying someone you can fully vibe with, or feeling unapologetically free to be your full butt-naked self, it's always a beautiful confidence-booster. And interestingly enough, a study of the sexual activity during pandemic lockdowns found that people who had sex experienced "lower psychological distress" and higher levels of "satisfaction" than those who didn't. Science has also suggests that embracing your sensuality can increase body perception in positive ways.

And ladies, confidence pays in the workplace, literally: Professionals who have high self-esteem and exhibit this in the workplace have been found to earn as much as $28,000 more than those whose with low self-image. So, get into a bit of pleasure to up the ante on your self-pride and line your pockets, sis!

For more productivity tips, career advice and profiles, check out the xoNecole Workin Girl section here.

Featured image by Getty Images

Your July 2022 Horoscopes Are All About Happiness, Release & Divinity

July is the month to focus on allowing yourself to receive. There are beautiful opportunities for blessings this month when you can get out of your own way, and release self-doubt. With Cancer Season here, emotions are flowing, love is showing up, and home is wherever your happiness is. The power of attraction is strong this month as Pallas enters Gemini on July 4 as well, and deep insights are prevailing. July is the time to gain the clarity and answers you have been looking for, and decide where to move forward from there.

Keep reading...Show less
The daily empowerment fix you need.
Make things inbox official.
How To Focus Less On Who You Attract In Dating & More On Who You Entertain

The law of attraction is tricky. A few years ago, I felt something was deeply wrong with me because I kept attracting people who hurt me. No matter how hard I tried to fix myself, and alter my energy, the same type of people kept coming my way. I'd talk to my friends about it and ask them, "Why do I keep attracting this type of person? Why do I keep having the same experiences?"

Keep reading...Show less
Here’s What’s Streaming On Netflix And HBO Max In July

There’s nothing like finding a good TV series or movie to watch on your favorite streaming services. The summer is the perfect time to explore what’s new and exciting or revisit an oldie but goodie. Both Netflix and HBO Max have some exciting and new releases for July. From HBO Max’s Rap Sh*t, which is presented by Issa Rae to the season three premiere of Ludacris’ Netflix animated series Karma’s World, there are plenty of options to choose from. So get your streaming on below.

Keep reading...Show less
Kelis On The Importance Of Having Black Women On Her Team

As a Black woman, Kelis knows how important it is to work with other Black women, help each other and give each other opportunities. The “Milkshake” singer has always been a voice for female empowerment with her popular female anthems like “Caught Out There” and “Bossy” and in a chat during Refinery 29’s Unbothered Presents The Glow Up festival, Kelis opened up about the Black women behind her legendary career and how Black women should create safe spaces for ourselves.

Keep reading...Show less
10 Romantic Date Ideas That Absolutely Bring The Heat

As you may know by now, the summer produces some of the best and most nostalgic soundtracks of our lives. The mood is set by fun and light sounds of the past and present, giving you the playlist that you need for the summer you want. Summer, no matter how hot, is a magical season where anything can happen, especially in the romance department. Long nights and short days act as a backdrop to new beginnings, summer flings, and the possibility for more (depending on what you’re looking for). But it doesn’t mean the romance has to be dull, regardless of the timeline you’re hoping to create. Like I said before, summer is what you make it so the options are limitless.

Keep reading...Show less
Exclusive Interviews
A Black woman looks into the camera and gives a closed-mouth smile. She's wearing a black turtleneck

Miss Diddy Kicks Off BET Awards Weekend With 'A Toast To Black Hollywood'

Her annual event to celebrate the culture has a new name and more intention than ever before

Latest Posts