By Jessica Pike

Thirty nine per cent of workers have sex at the annual do, survey finds


We’re all looking forward to the office Christmas party this year, but some more than others its seems – after The Independent reported that 39% of people have had sex at their annual festive shindig.

Even more people admitted that the knees-up offered the chance to kiss a co-worker, with over locking lips at the event.

A survey of 2,000 UK adults by high-street lingerie retailer Ann Summers revealed that IT and HR are the professions most likely to snog or have sex with a colleague or get incredibly drunk at the Christmas party, at 63% and 56% respectively.

This was compared with 27% of those in education and 29% in health.

The survey also pinpointed the locations where employees were most likely to hook up – with a quarter opting for the romantic setting which is the car-park and over a fifth the board room.

A further 18% of people were filled with lust in the storage cupboard.

Apparently not concerned with having flashbacks of regret replaying in their minds all year, a brave 15% had sex on their own desk.

Meanwhile, one in 10 had sex in the office canteen, while eight per cent let go on the green felt of the office pool table.

And with 65% of senior managers claiming to have sex compared with 28% of directors and 26% of junior staff members, it seems that a good example isn’t being set from the top.

The professions most likely snog, have sex or get incredibly drunk at the Christmas party:

  1. IT (76%)
  2. Legal (74%)
  3. HR (72%)
  4. Transport and logistics (72%)
  5. Finance (71%)
  6. Media and marketing (68%)
  7. Sales (67%)
  8. Business administration (57%)
  9. Health (52%)
  10. Education (45%)


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