Talk about workplace innovation! A Swedish politician is pushing to give employees an hour-long paid break to go home and have sex.

Per Erik Muskos, a member of the Swedish Social Democrat party, made the proposal during a council meeting in the northern city of Overtornea.

Mr Muskos is backing the measure because he believes mid-week sex breaks will improve wellness and boost childbirth in the northern region he represents.

"Childbirth should be encouraged," he told the Stockholm-based newspaper Aftonbladet.
"When sex is also an excellent form of exercise with documented positive effects on well-being, the municipality should kill two birds with one stone and encourage employees to use their fitness hour to go home and have sex with their partner."

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He said everyday stresses in life can put a strain on relationships, making it difficult for couples to be able to express their love.

"I believe that sex is a scarce commodity in many long relationships. Everyday life is stressful and the children are at home. This could be an opportunity to have their own time."

Good luck coming up with an appropriate answering machine message for that one. "Hello clients. Sorry I can't take your call right now, I'm a bit busy taking something far more pleasurable. Good day to you."