TV and film have often romanticized office romance as a thing of dreams. Two coworkers catch each other’s eye from across the hall, possibly mistakenly brushing up against each other at the water cooler. Then, before you know it, they’re engaging in sexual activities on the copier after hours and sneaking away for lunch break romps.
But is it really that exciting to hook up with a coworker, regardless of the possibility of awkwardness should you both get caught with your pants down? As someone who has participated in my share of workplace relationships, I can tell you the answer is a hard YES… as long as you know how to do it.
Now that people are returning to the office after two years of working from home, colleague hookups are sure to be on the rise. Here are my top five tips for hooking up at work.
Keep it Quiet
It can be tempting to tell your closest work friends about how you’re involved with the hot new guy in marketing, but don’t. And let me tell you, nothing kills the heat of an office romance faster than a strongly worded email from HR asking you to please stop engaging in sexual activities with your coworkers.
Discuss Your Expectations
Normally, an office romance is all about sex, but make sure everyone is on the same page so nobody gets hurt. It’s always a downer when the colleague you’ve been engaging in sexual activities with for months informs you they just started seeing someone, but it’s a lot more of a bummer if you developed feelings for them along the way and didn’t discuss it.
Location, Location, Location
Nothing is hotter than sneaking away from the office at lunch break for a quickie, just to later sit across from your colleague, knowing their scent is still all over you. Sure, getting bent over a desk after your department happy hour is enjoyable, but it’s also risky should someone return to the office because they forgot something.
Instead, look for places like an utility closet, a clean bathroom, or perhaps a locker room if your workplace has a gym. I used to work in an office that had showers, and that was the best place to have a late-night romp because it was secluded, and the doors provided an extra layer of sound security.
Keep Work and Sex Separate
This isn’t a problem if you’re in different departments, but if you collaborate closely or, even worse, one of you is the other’s subordinate, you should keep those things separate. You don’t want a lover’s quarrel to turn into a work argument, especially when the rest of your team is present. You also don’t want to make others feel that favoritism is involved because they sense you have a personal relationship. Just try to keep it professional during work hours, and you should be fine.
This means not pursuing married or attached colleagues whose partners are unaware of what’s going on. Imagine when someone’s angry spouse shows up in the middle of the day and announces to your whole office that their partner has been cheating on them with you. I saw this happen to two previous coworkers a few years ago, and believe me, it wasn’t pretty.
If you want more ideas on making a workplace hookup work or wish to read some real member stories about having sex at the workplace, check out the member blogs and advice lines on AdultNaughtyFriendGirl.com.
TV and film have long romanticized office romance as a thing of dreams. And let me tell you, nothing kills the heat of an office romance faster than a strongly worded email from HR asking you to please stop having sex with your colleagues. Nothing is hotter than escaping the office at lunch break for a quickie, just to later sit across from your colleague, knowing their scent is still all over you. Sure, getting bent over a desk after your department Happy Hour is enjoyable, but it’s also risky in case someone comes back to the workplace because they forgot something.