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Sex in the Office: STARTLING Revelations

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Last updated on: December 02, 2020 12:55 IST
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Almost 36% admitted to having had sex already with a colleague, while 28% confessed they had sexual intercourse with their co-worker in the office itself.

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Does a happy relationship stop someone from having a casual affair at work?

A recent study conducted by Gleeden, an extramarital dating platform aimed to understand relationships within the workplace.

The findings are based on the feedback of 1,000 Indian users from Tier-1 cities who have indulged in extramarital affairs in their offices.

According to Sybil Shiddell, country manager of India, Gleeden, 'The workplace is where nowadays individuals spend most of their time. It is also where the most of our social interactions are concentrated.'

'Solo-interactions', because the time spent in the office is not usually shared with the partner/spouse,' Shiddell adds. 'That's why it's easy to understand why so many affairs begin in the workplace: contingency, closeness and frequency.'

'Lovers who meet at the office are almost always colleagues who work together, who share projects that sees them work closely and who see each other every day. They have high chances to build a deep bond that can easily turn into attraction and eventually love,' Shiddell explains.

Offices are the root of several sexual fantasies and sexual adventures, the survey revealed.

And this is primarily true for men.

The study has revealed that 54% of men, as opposed to 30% of women, have already fantasised about their colleague.

Almost 12% of the participants said they have indulged in flirtatious exchange with a co-worker with an underlying intent to seduce them as soon as they meet.

It is the men, specifically, who find the idea of getting down and dirty with a work colleague quite luring.

About 20% confessed to having fantasised already about a co-worker they had just met.

Almost 36% admitted to having had sex already with a colleague, while 28% confessed they had sexual intercourse with their co-worker in the office itself.

Though some prefer to stick to flirty discretion, many take the plunge for it without any reluctance.

The study showed that a quarter of couples met their better half in their professional spaces. But if workplaces have led to beautiful love stories, they have also become places where people tend to get adventurous and indulge in extramarital excursions.

As many as 27% confessed to seducing a co-worker who was already in a committed relationship at the time.

And the vice versa has been true for 17%, who admitted to cheating with someone at their workplace when they themselves were committed.

Meanwhile, 10% have ended their relationships to get in bed with the one they met during their professional assignment.

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