Christmas parties: 39 per cent of workers have sex at the annual do, with IT and HR departments most badly behaved

Senior managers were the most likely to hook up with a colleague 

The festive season may be a time for good will and sharing – but it’s also apparently the perfect excuse to hook-up with the cute person from accounts, according to a survey which has revealed that 39 per cent of people have had sex at their work Christmas party.

Even more people admitted that the annual 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 per cent and 56 per cent respectively.

This was compared with 27 per cent of those in education and 29 per cent 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 per cent 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 per cent had sex on their own desk.  

Meanwhile, one in 10 had sex in the office canteen, while 8 per cent let go on the green felt of the office pool table. 

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

A chart showing the hot-spots for hooking-up in the office at the Christmas party

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%)