A Swedish councillor is pushing for the government to mandate employers to give one hour paid breaks so that their employees can go home and have sex with their partner. This provides a social benefit for the employees who don’t spend enough time with their spouses and partners he says.
Per-Erik Muskos, a 42-year-old city councillor for the northern town of Overtornea admitted that emplyees without mates could use the hour to take a walk or a nap, but he insists that it is vital for the employer to trust their employees.
But here’s the deal. If the employees were paid for that hour wouldn’t that be prostitution? In Sweden, you cannot be prosecuted for renting out your own body but it is a crime to pay for sex.
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.
Brits worked an average of 1,900 hours and Germans 1,847 hours in 2015.