20 Professions That Are Likely To Lower Your Sex Drive
Do you love your job? Maybe you hate what you do. One thing you need to hope is that no matter what you do for work, it is not lowering your sex drive! There are actually jobs out there that seem to put a huge halt to libido. These are jobs that are either super technological, isolated from other people, or so stressful that the only form of escape is sleep.
Maybe you have one of these jobs or know someone who does. Perhaps you don’t, but after reading this, you’ll know that this is not a career path for you. Whatever the case, it will be interesting to look through some jobs that are considered to be the furthest things from sexy. While there are careers in modeling, photography, art and fashion that seem glamorous, they are not to be found here. Instead, these jobs are more centered on machines, office equipment, and technology. What fun!
Nothing turns us on more than a computer glitch, paperwork about audits, or conveyor belts that transport complicated parts and components. So nestle into this list and you may discover a newfound respect for your current career. At the least, you will probably discover which jobs you are not suited for or have absolutely no interest in pursuing. So, happy job hunting! Just hope that if you’re doing one of these, you already have someone you love!
20. CNC Machinist
A CNC machinist is a “computer numerical control” worker who has to manage and control various computer-operated machines that create other machines. Sounds fun, right? The average yearly salary for this job is about $77,000, and you need to be highly skilled in math and science. For all intents and purposes, it is a great job for computer nerds, but that does not exactly scream babe magnet (no offense). While this career is set to grow a bit in the coming years, we do not really expect it to be popular with the ladies (or ladies’ men). This is a totally un-sexy job, and working with machines day in and day out is likely to lower your libido and make you far less appealing to the opposite sex.
19. Technical Support Analyst
With an average yearly salary of $104,000, you may be super tempted to take on this career. That being said, you are going to need to be pretty brainy to snag this job. Besides being good with technology, you also need to have people skills. You see, a technical analyst needs to speak with customers and help them with their computer issues. Think of it as a really prestigious IT help desk career. While this job may sound incredibly boring, at least it requires you to speak to people on a day-to-day basis, which may help you stay sane. As for your libido, that’s a different story, because something tells me they are not exactly calling in with questions that are engaging.
18. Electronics Technician
Another technical job is working as an electronics technician. These folks need to be present for the entire process of planning, designing, testing, and implementing electronics and other equipment. Most of the time, these people are working on computers, communications equipment, and medical machinery. Some of these employees can even be employed by the military! Even so, we do not really expect this kind of career to boost your sex drive. Working all the time with machinery can lead you to forget what a potential (or current) partner looks like, and you probably end up smelling like electrical wires and metal. Not sexy!
17. Waste Management Worker
Talk about putting a damper on your sex drive! Working in waste management has got to be rough. Sure, it is a necessary job (someone has to clean up after the city,) but we can only imagine the smell of garbage and the constant wear and tear on your skin, hair, and nails. Even if you are not one for keeping up appearances, the constant contact with waste and cleaning materials has got to decrease your appeal and your sex drive. Waste management workers may drive garbage trucks, operate heavy machinery, work on diesel equipment, or some other waste management job.
Cleaning up after people can really leave you feeling cranky. Just think about having to pick up after your sloppy roommate or spouse. Now imagine that being your job, all day, every day. You can see how this job could really render your libido non-existent. It is true that many housekeepers now have it better than they did in the past. There are live-in housekeepers, higher rates, and perks for domestic staff if they have an awesome client. Still, there are too many horror stories from cleaning staff that makes this job likely to decrease sex drive. We’ll say no thank you!
15. Delivery Service Worker
The job of a delivery service worker does not sound very exciting or appealing, and we just can’t picture is being a “sexy” job. After all, your main source of company consists of various boxes of food, office supplies, medical equipment, or whatever else you are delivering. These employees are tasked with the duty of driving large trucks across cities and sometimes even further. They need to transport a variety of products, and then they get yelled at if the stuff arrived dented, chipped, or broken. Many shifts have crappy hours, such as overnight or in the early morning. And navigating a huge truck is annoying even if it was not for a job!
14. Maintenance Worker
How many times do you call a maintenance worker when something breaks? Odds are that you attempt to do the repair yourself, only to mess the thing up even more. This is where the maintenance worker usually steps in, to help clean up your mess, as well as the original problem. You see where we’re going here? This job just sounds downright annoying. And for about $16.00 per hour, it is not the most rewarding job. It is going to take an extremely positive attitude to keep your cool as you deal with impatient customers who seem to think that you can work at rapid-fire speed.
Oh yeah, numbers are super sexy. And don’t even get us started on audits! If you want to talk dirty to your partner, then just start telling them about spreadsheets and financial records. That will be sure to get them going. Or not. Actually, working as an accountant has got to be a huge blow to a person’s sex drive. You are surrounded by mathematical equations and numerical symbols all day, and all of the paperwork would probably just leave you so exhausted that by the end of the day, you just want to sleep. Plus, don’t even get us started on how hectic tax season must be!
12. Storage Warehouse Worker
If you work in a storage warehouse, you could have any number of particular jobs. There is operating the forklift, overseeing the conveyor belt, and managing the different types of equipment, among other duties. Even so, all of them sound stressful, fast-paced, and tiring. At the end of the day, these employees probably just want to go home, maybe get a quick shower, and sleep. Some warehouse workers, depending on what they are storing, will have to work in specialized climate. So, you could be frozen or sweating to death, both sound super appealing. It means you get to come home feeling like a corpse or a dripping mess of perspiration. How sexy is that?
11. Steel and Iron Worker
We imagine that you would need nerves of steel to work in the steel and iron industry. The work environment is rigorous, the hours are long, and the conditions are demanding. There is a variety of tasks that you could perform, but they’re all sure to leave you exhausted. For instance, you could help to plan, design, and install bridges and other structural supports. You could also end up dangling from great heights or get hit on the head with a heavy steel beam. It’s all in a day’s work! We can see this job, with an average yearly salary of $48,000, to be a libido killer. You’ve been warned!
10. Real Estate Worker
Working in real estate is all about keeping up appearances and lying through your teeth. Okay, not all the time, but it doesn’t hurt to adopt that business practice. After all, as a real estate worker, you need to assist people with one of the most crucial decisions of their life. And if they end up dissatisfied, guess who gets to hear their complaints? That’s right, you! The industry of real estate requires a long list of job skills, such as customer service, math skills, business savvy, and marketing techniques. Plus, the average yearly salary is a measly $40,000. If you want to schmooze with difficult clients all day, then be our guest!
9. Agriculture and Dairy Worker
Yep, nothing says “let’s get it on” better than slaving away at cow udders and horse manure all day. People who work in agriculture are a dying breed. With all of the modernization and industrialization around us, there is less and less need for agricultural workers. Instead it will be workers who need to work on the machines that are stealing their jobs. Even so, there are still dairy workers and farmers out there, and they work extremely hard just to have their butts kicked by the “big guys.” Plus, the hours are so long and grueling that you can bet there is no time for any hanky panky.
8. Office Equipment Worker
Chairs and desks and copiers, oh my! It is all in a day’s work for an office equipment worker. This person has to arrange the equipment and furniture in an office so that it looks perfect for the people who are making more money than you are. An office equipment worker may also have to deal with customer service issues, such as broken telephones, fax machines, and computers. They could very easily end up running back and forth all day, only to come home and want nothing more than to just sleep. Depending on the company you work for, this job could be more upper-class, or pretty drab and boring.
7. Personal Banker
So, you may think that money could be sexy. Yet if you are a personal banker, things are probably more ho-hum and boring. Plus, depending on which bank or financial institution you work for, you could end up making bank or making a humble salary. Lots of times, personal bankers work for commission, which puts a whole lot of stress on their day-to-day work. They need to appeal to their clients, which means lots of butt-kissing and they need to bend over backwards to please their manager. You also need to be dressed up at all times, with “casual Fridays” usually being rolled-up shirtsleeves. Hot!
6. Software Salesperson
Okay, so it might be better than asking “Do you want fries with that?”, but selling software is one of the least sexist jobs we can think of. These employees are usually paid on commission, which means that they need to schmooze and try to appeal to a wide range of clients. They also are most often found in stupid-looking uniforms that do nothing to accentuate their body shape. The stereotype of a software salesperson is a nerdy guy or girl who has more pieces of technology than they do friends. Yet, geeks are making a comeback, so there is always hope.
5. Assembly Foreman
How would you like to work as an assembly foreman? You get to boss people around, but that also means that you have to cover for people when they mess up. You are also surrounded by more machines than people, and the lack of living, breathing bodies can sometimes be a huge killer for the libido. We are betting that working in this profession is not the most invigorating career path. Plus, you probably need to be quick on your feet, doing calculations in your head, and dodging dangerous machinery. How exhausting is that? It is also probably nearly impossible to find a female in these companies.
4. Taxi Driver
We can only imagine the horror stories that any taxi driver could tell us. You pick up all kinds of folks, especially if you live in a busy, populated area. Taxi drivers are notorious for getting into accidents, and sometimes it seems like a prerequisite that you have to be totally oblivious to other motorists on the road in order to become a taxi driver. Plus, public safety is a huge concern, with taxi drivers getting beaten, mugged, jumped, and robbed all across the world. Needless to say, we will just stick to driving ourselves. We can’t risk our sex drives or lives by working in this profession!
3. Loan Clerk
Back to the bank, one of the least sexy places in the world. A loan clerk has the riveting job of processing paperwork and paperwork and more paperwork. They deal with clients’ records and help to keep everything neat and tidy. Besides the risk of multiple papercuts on a regular basis, this is a pretty ho-hum job. It could probably put quite a damper on a person’s libido. Sitting in a quiet bank, listening to business news and stocks, and shuffling papers all day long is not exactly something that turns people on. Plus, this is usually a dead-end entry-level position. Boring!
2. Pricing Assistant
A pricing assistant has the ever-exciting job of determining what things should cost! Woohoo! These employees can work in any number of industries, such as supermarkets, creative agencies, the medical field, and more. They need to speak to a variety of people in order to analyze the target market, competitors in their industry, and supply and demand. It is a busy job, and has the potential for leadership positions, but it does not sound like a very sexy career. The only thing that could spice this up would be an office romance, but we all know how those tend to end!
1. Radiation Therapist
Nothing can kill your sex drive more than working in the oncology unit of a hospital. A radiation therapist has a very helpful job, but it is downright depressing, if you ask us. They have to work with ill patients and assist with things like CT scans and medical readings in order to treat the cancer. The average hourly rate for this job is $31.00, and we expect that the emotional toll that this job takes on an employee is pretty drastic. Constantly being surrounded by illness and the threat of death does not really make us want to get down and dirty with our partner.