DALLAS, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- According to research from Chemistry.com's chief scientific advisor Dr. Helen Fisher, success in the bedroom could lead to an upper hand in the boardroom. Dr. Fisher, a renowned biological anthropologist, found that increased sexual activity may lead to an improvement in problem-solving, confidence and teamwork.
"In addition to being great exercise and a stress reliever, sex triggers the release of a number of valuable brain chemicals," said Dr. Fisher. "From improved problem-solving as a result of heightened dopamine levels, to enhanced teamwork skills due to a flood of oxytocin -- there are a number of positive benefits which can improve performance in the workplace."
The following is a sample of Dr. Fisher's study:
- Problem-solving - The dopamine rush one gets from sex is associated with improved creativity, so it's likely that those who have regular sex are more creative at work, resulting in fresh ideas to solve difficult problems.
- Teamwork - After sex, men and women receive a boost of oxytocin and vasopressin, the chemicals that generate feelings of trust, attachment and calm. Thus, those who have regular sex are likely to feel more cooperative and agreeable, traits essential to working as a business team.
- Confidence - Sex also drives up testosterone, which can give men and women feelings of competence, self-confidence and well-being. In higher doses it can also trigger feelings of competitiveness, which helps boost productivity in the office.
Dr. Fisher's research focused on a sample of 40,000 people on Chemistry.com: 56 percent were female and the average age of participants was 37 years.
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