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Work stressing you out? Well, boy oh boy, do we have a solution for you, and it's not even day drinking. Apparently, if you want to make your work day better, happier and more productive, all you have to do is something that you usually do at home: masturbate. And this is according to actual trained psychologists, not your creepy co-worker Dave, Metro UK reports.

It's true. A recent article in Ravishly claimed that "fapping is the new smoke break." Only, unlike smoking, masturbation won't do irreparable damage to your lungs and teeth. Yay!

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And psychologists actually agree. Mark Sergeant, a senior lecturer in psychology at Nottingham Trent University, told Metro UK that a masturbation break would be "very effective at work," and a "great way to relieve tension and stress."

He also thinks that "masturbation breaks" would provide a "self-motivational reward," giving you something to look forward after a long day of hoping your boss doesn't catch you reading Someecards articles at your desk.

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A masturbation break could have other benefits as well. "I would expect a masturbation policy to result in more focus, less aggression, higher productivity, and more smiling," psychologist and life coach Dr. Cliff Arnall told Metro UK.

As if "more smiling" isn't enough of a perk, he added: "[C]ertainly taking a masturbation break for boredom or an escape would increase work focus."

As great as this plan sounds in theory, however, there are some, err, holes. For example, Dr. Arnall expressed some concerns about "timing" and "whether or not you’ll be able to orgasm" on your 1/2 hour lunch break while your boss is in the next cubicle.

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He also points out that if you try to achieve orgasm and don't succeed, this could lead to increased frustration, which would pretty much negate all the positive effects of masturbating at work, including the smiling.

Also, there's the question of comfort and safety. Speaking of your creepy co-worker Dave, bringing sexual gratification into the office could "blur lines" and "open the door to inappropriate behavior," Metro UK warns.

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"Introducing any form of sexual behavior to a workplace could be seen as a slippery slope that makes people think that other forms of sexual behavior, such as those linked to harassment, are more acceptable," said Dr. Arnall.

He recommended that employees not use their masturbation breaks to fantasize about a co-worker, because "this is likely to result in cognitive impairment." So, basically, if you're attracted to any of your co-workers, this plan is off the table (sorry, creepy Dave!).

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You would also need to be confident that you can orgasm quickly in order for the stress relieving benefits to work. This would obviously give (most) men a slight advantage in this area. Just what we need, more male advantages in the workplace!

Finally, make sure you can get off "discreetly and quickly" and not somewhere that would make your co-workers uncomfortable. Your car? A single stall bathroom? The broom closet? You figure it out!

But if you check all the above boxes, then it might be time for an awkward convo with your boss about implementing this policy at your workplace. Don't worry, the pay-off will be great.

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