Workplace sex more likely at factories: study

QMI Agency

Factories may not rank high on the list of sexy places to get it on, but the people who work there are more likely to have had a sexual encounter at work than those in other professions, according to a new survey.

U.K. human resources firm Reabur released a survey of 1,434 people this week to determine the country's top 10 "randiest" professions. Factory workers are at the top of the list, with 19% of those surveyed admitting to having had a sexual encounter at the workplace.

Office workers were a close second, with 16% admitting to getting frisky with a co-worker on the job.

Rounding out the top-10 list are bar staff (15%), retail assistants (13%), plumbers (11%), teachers (10%), chefs (9%), postal workers (9%), firefighters (7%) and cabin crew (6%).

The results seem to disprove commonly held stereotypes about which workers are the most sexually active at work. According to the survey, 48% of the people polled said airplane cabin crew would be the most promiscuous.

Georgina Read, Reabur's co-managing director, said the poll proves that stereotypes can be quite wrong, but she wasn't surprised by the professions that ranked first and second on the list.

"Jobs that require a large amount of repetition tend to allow the mind to wander, quite clearly leaving it free to think of other, more exciting things," she said in a release. "Employees must remember that not only is getting randy in the workplace likely to be a disciplinary offence, but it can also cause a great deal of friction amongst colleagues. You may think you're being discreet, but these things always have a way of creeping out!"