Disaster! 6:13 pm, manager Trisha Woodard stops into her vice president’s office for discussion, interrupting him looking at his iPhone and masturbating.
Who risks like this at work? Sexually compulsive people escape life’s pain and stressors by compulsively masturbating, viewing pornography, visiting strip-clubs or having extramarital affairs. The workplace is a perfect shield from the impact of these problematic behaviors on their personal life. “Getting away with” sexual activities specifically banned by an employer only adds to the thrill. Risk actually increases reward. While the psychological field decided not to include sexual addiction in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders version 5, research shows brain activity of these patients mimics that of drug addicts reports study author Valerie Voon, University of Cambridge (Forbes.)1
What sexual compulsivity is:
What it’s not:
Is the risk to companies increasing? Technically, only 5% of the population meets diagnosable proportions of sexual compulsivity defined as continuing behavior regardless of negative consequences in a cycle fueled by secrecy and shame. Cybersex, however, is “affordable, assessable, and anonymous… the Triple A engine,” explains sex researcher Dr. Alvin Cooper, fueling increasing pornography use every year with a broadening population. Productivity is the most expensive loss to industry with worker users averaging 1 hour, 45 minutes each viewing session (approximately 12 weeks annually if once a day) per Nielson’s monitoring (CBSnews.)3
Compromised key people in companies are let go for indiscretions as often as the ranks in order to insure the uniform application of policies and avoid discrimination suits. Companies suffer loss of direction, cost of replacement and frequently legal danger specific to the infraction. For instance, corporations are liable for what is viewed on their servers and have a duty to investigate a report about pornography use. Failure of these measures can mean criminal infractions (viewing of child pornography) or a lawsuit for anything from sexual harassment to failing to provide a suitable work environment.
Facts about cybersex and business:
Get to know your people – managers too busy to know the personalities of their staff will miss important signals of inconsistent behavior. Reduce work stress by balancing demanding productivity periods with compensatory breaks. Be alert to:
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