Office quickies cost businesses $47 million (€37 million) a year, according to an Italian study.
Stealing affection robs employers of about an hour work — between preliminaries, groping in the broom closet and an estimated five minutes of intercourse.
Women aged 42 to 55 are the most avid seekers of love between cubicles, according Italian consumer group Codacons which conducted the study.
Some 60% of the people who had sex in the office were married, about 15% ended up having relationships with co-workers lasting from six months to seven-eight years and 7% ended up marrying a colleague.
Most of the amorous workers (80%) said the office romances started because of the difficulty of meeting people outside of the workplace.