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There's a bid to let Swedish workers go home and have sex on their break

A councillor is proposing a paid sex break for workers to spend with their partners.

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Man behind it sees "no reason" why the motion wouldn't pass.
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SWEDES SHOULD TAKE a one-hour paid break from work to go home and have sex with their partners, a local councillor suggested.

The proposal from Per-Erik Muskos is aimed at improving people’s personal relationships.

“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.

“It’s about having better relationships,” he said.

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.

After the Finns and the French, Swedish full-time employees worked the least in Europe with only 1,685 hours on average in 2015, according to a study by economic research institute Coe-Rexecode.

Irish full-time employees worked an average of 1,809 hours compared to 1,874 for Brits and 1,845 for Germans.

© –  AFP 2017 with reporting by Rónán Duffy

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