Paid hour-long sex-breaks from work? They might soon be a thing
The councilman of a small Swedish town has proposed a new law that will give his entire town an hour-long paid sex break each week.
Per-Eris Muskos from the northern town of Overtornea wants the entire workforce of his town to be able to avail of one full paid hour per week to enjoy their "sex break", which would add to Sweden's already very progressive attitude to worker's rights including 480 days of paid parental leave and universal health care.
Talking to The New York Times, he said "Sex is also a great form of exercise and has documented positive effects on well-being." No arguments there.
The alternative reasoning appears to be his home town's dwindling population numbers, to which he commented: "We should encourage procreation. I believe that sex is often in short supply. Everyday life is stressful and the children are at home. This could be an opportunity for couples to have their own time, only for each other.”
The only issue is, for those who are single (or at least wish to be), what's stopping them from spending every minute leading up to their weekly sex-break on Tinder looking for someone to spend it with?