The 'Sex in the Workplace' Adulttoymegastore Kiwi Sex Survey results found that:
- One in five New Zealanders have had sex with a colleague (22%)
- One in four Kiwis have kissed a colleague (26%)
- Over one in three Kiwis have flirted with a colleague (40%)
- Over one in three Kiwis have fantasized about a colleague (38%)
- One in 15 Kiwis have had sex at a work Christmas Party (7%)
NZ sex in the workplace habits:
More than one-third of New Zealanders have flirted with, or fantasized about, a work colleague, and one in five Kiwis have had sex with a co-worker, according to the 2017 Adulttoymegastore Kiwi Sex Survey results.
The Adulttoymegastore Kiwi Sex Survey, which was conducted by Colmar Brunton, surveyed more than 1,000 New Zealanders about their sex lives, including their workplace sexual fantasies and experiences.
According to the New Zealand Sex in the Workplace sex survey results, which are representative of the New Zealand population, it is not uncommon for New Zealanders to be attracted to their co-workers.
In fact, over one in three New Zealanders (38%) have fantasized about a colleague. While they are of all ages, genders and sexual orientations, the survey results reveal that they are more likely to be male, unhappy with their sex life and unsatisfied with the frequency they have sex.
They were also more likely to be from the Whangarei/Northland region, with 53% of respondents from this area stating that they have fantasized about someone they work with.
When it comes to workplace flirtation, 40% of Kiwis have flirted with a colleague. Once again, respondents were more likely to be from Whangarei/Northland, with 50% of responders living in this region stating they have taken part in at least one instance of workplace flirtation.
But do New Zealanders let their workplace flirtations progress further?
The answer is yes for 26% of Kiwis, who stated they have kissed a colleague. Kissing in the workplace is most common in Hawkes Bay, Napier and Hastings, where 41% of responders stated they have kissed a co-worker.
The survey results also reveal that sleeping with co-workers isn’t off-limits for 22% of Kiwis.
One in five New Zealanders have had sex with a colleague (22%). They are more likely to be aged between 40 and 59 years, unhappy with their sex life, and dissatisfied with the frequency they have sex. The respondents were also more likely to live in Palmerston North, where one in three people stated they’ve had sex with a colleague at some stage during their work-life.
The results show that the recent festive season was also likely to end with more instances of sexual relations between co-workers. One in fifteen Kiwis (7%) stated they have had sex at a work Christmas Party.
The region where work Christmas party sex was most common among responders was in the Hawkes Bay, Napier and Hastings, where 1 in 5 people (19% of respondents from the region) said they have had sex at a work Christmas party, which is more than twice the national result.
Adulttoymegastore spokesperson Janelle Cheesman says the survey results show how common workplace relations are in New Zealand.
“The fact that one in five New Zealanders have had sex with someone from work at least once in their lifetime shows how commonplace it is. Many people spend 40 hours a week with their work colleagues, so it’s likely that romantic connections could form over this time,” Janelle explains.
“The results don’t provide details as to whether it was a one-off or a common occurrence, whether they ended up with a relationship with the colleague or if they were in a relationship with another person at the time, but the results certainly paint a very clear picture of the likelihood of sexual encounters in New Zealand workplaces and 2018 is likely to bring many more.”
See the Adulttoymegastore Kiwi Sex Survey Sex in the Workplace infographic here: Kiwi Sex Survey Sex in the Workplace Results
Regional statistics for Sex in the Workplace
The following percentages are based on survey respondents residing in particular regions. Only regions with 30+ respondents were included in the regional results. Results are indicative only due to the small sample sizes.
Workplace flirtation most common in:
- Whangarei/Northland 50%
- Palmerston North 48%
- Hawkes Bay/Napier/Hastings 46%
Kissing co-workers most common in:
- Hawkes Bay/Napier/Hastings 41%
- Whangarei/Northland 39%
- Palmerston North 29%
Top regions for sex with co-workers:
- Palmerston North 31%
- Hawkes Bay/Napier/Hastings 30%
- Canterbury/Christchurch 23%
Leading regions for sex at work Xmas parties:
- Hawkes Bay/Napier/Hastings 19%
- Hamilton 13%
- Wellington 8%
How the research was conducted:
- The survey was conducted online and hosted by Colmar Brunton.
- A total of 1,008 people were recruited through the Colmar Brunton online research panel, to match the demographic profile of New Zealanders for age, gender and region. The maximum margin of error on a sample size n=1,008 is +3.1%.
- Only regions with 30+ respondents were included in the regional data segmentation. Regional data is indicative only.
- The survey was in field from 4th – 17th September 2017.
- The average interview length was 12 minutes.
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