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Shocking 60% of People Are Watching Porn at Work (and Why)

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It’s taboo to mix business with pleasure but employees still do it.

I once had a co-worker who did online shopping while on the clock.

Another one spent hours in the kitchen drinking coffee and eating cake.

Well, there are different ways to cope with the world of work.

A survey found that 60% of people watch porn at work.

Another one discovered that half of the people working from home are watching adult clips.

On top of that, PornHub affirmed that 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. was the most popular time frame for porn-watching in 2021.

Does this shock you?

Some coworkers might eat lots of cookies and drink ten cups of coffee.

Some might watch porn… but why?

Professor Craig Jackson, a professor of occupational health psychology at Birmingham City University recently shared:

“Many workers in organizations feel faceless. In the absence of good leadership, they feel overlooked, underutilized, under-challenged, under-promoted”

“[Porn] becomes a way of coping with how mundane and unpleasant the reality of their work is.”

Here are some explanations psychologists have:

Watching porn at work can be…

  • stress relief
  • distraction
  • reward
  • dopamine kick

Instead of treating yourself to a piece of cake, they are watching exciting adult clips.

However, for eating cake you probably won’t get fired.

What if you’re getting caught?

Watching porn during work hours can end your career and destroy your reputation.

Let me give you some recent prominent examples I’ve found:

  • Journalist and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin got caught having a wank while on a Zoom call with his colleagues. He got fired from The New Yorker and suspended from CNN (then re-hired and decided to leave on August 12th).
  • Students spotted a porn bookmark in his browser so University of Miami professor John Peng Zhang was fired.

Final Takeaways

There’s a statement I’ve found really interesting, especially for employers:

“(They) kind of do more work to justify the pornography use. It’s quite interesting. There is a moral trade-off“, says psychologist Craig Jackson.

What do you think?

A — Never mix business with pleasure.

B — No wonder productivity in America is down the drain.

C — It could be people who are under-sexed or have a porn sex addiction. They should do something about it.

D — If you can’t control your urges during work and just have to watch porn, you should probably work harder on your self-control.

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