Remember when you were a randy teenager and your parents would do anything they could to deter you from taking some intimate "me time" - well, it turns out they could have been hindering your professional progression all along!
That's right, if you're looking for the opportunity to excel in your chosen career path, then all you need is some lotion, a vibrating toy, and a decent wifi connection... apparently.
What exactly are we talking about? Well, a new survey conducted by Frac.tl - a digital growth agency - found that people who regularly masturbate are more likely to reach managerial positions in their respective place of work.
In the very personal survey, 1012 people were questioned about their masturbation habits, as well as their jobs (two things I prefer to keep under wraps). The results revealed that the individuals who masturbated at least once a week are more likely to progress in their jobs in almost every way possible.
Commenting on their findings, Frac.tl said: "They were more likely to be employed, more likely to hold management positions, and more likely to earn higher salaries."
Per the Mirror, the researchers also found that infrequent masturbators earned an average salary of $44,006 (£35,876), which is less than those who masturbated once a week, who were raking in an average salary of $47,076 (£38,381).
In addition, regular masturbators were also 8% more likely to ask for a payraise. (And if you don't ask, you don't get).
Although any scientific link between their findings remains still remains unclear, explaining their findings, Frac.tl said:
"The boost in self-confidence that masturbation was previously shown to cause may be one major contributor to higher paychecks, for it can take a certain amount of confidence and bravery to ask your boss for a raise.
"In other words, masturbation may be correlating with the self-confidence boost needed to ask your supervisor to pay for what you deserve."
"Masturbating can improve self-esteem. There's a relationship between touching yourself and positive body image, as well as feelings of self-love and self-worth.
“Masturbating is [also] good for anxiety and stress reduction."
So there you have it! Take some time for yourself and soon you could see your professional life go to the next level.