19 Dis­cuss!

Women's Health (South Africa) - - CONTENTS -

Co­nan O’Brien’s wise ad­vice came to mind when we stum­bled upon two stud­ies link­ing kind­ness with sat­is­fac­tion in the sack and the work­place. Con­sider this a vir­tu­ous cy­cle BE NICE! GET LUCKY!

In a Cana­dian study, par­tic­i­pants com­pleted a ques­tion­naire about how fre­quently they en­gaged in al­tru­is­tic be­hav­iours, such as giv­ing blood and help­ing to dig a stranger’s car out of the snow. (In Canada, that hap­pens a lot, ap­par­ently.) The re­searchers the­o­rise that kin­der peo­ple are seen as more de­sir­able part­ners, so they get more nooky.


In a study in the Jour­nal of Man­age­ment, 159 mar­ried em­ploy­ees re­ported on their sex­ual ac­tiv­ity and how they felt at work over the course of two weeks. On days af­ter they had sex, work­ers de­scribed be­ing in a bet­ter mood, feel­ing hap­pier at the of­fice and, yes, treat­ing col­leagues with more kind­ness. So the cy­cle be­gins all over again!

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