Working Moms, Dads Too Stressed for Sex, Survey Finds

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A survey finds 25 percent of working parents say they would have more flexibility in their lives if they left their current jobs. Credit: Getty Images

Marriage and kids are apparently a surefire cure for sex.

At least 62 percent of working parents are too stressed out to have sex with their spouses, according to a national survey commissioned by Care.com Inc. They're also too frazzled to go to the gym or even keep in contact with their friends.

Maybe it's time to consider career opportunities in either the fast food or housekeeping industries.

According to the same survey, 25 percent of working parents say they would have more flexibility in their lives if they left their current jobs for jobs that pay less -- even considerably less. And, speaking of flexibility, it might also improve their sex lives.

Care.com has a dog in this fight.

The company provides nanny and baby-sitting services. So, feeling overwhelmed by parental responsibilities? Care.com might just have a solution.

Despite any ulterior motives, however, the company's survey, conducted online with responses from 600 parents Feb. 22 to March 1, still offers a small window to parents' stressed-out souls.

A press release reports 35 percent of parents cite work as the most stressful element in their lives, while 24 percent say finding a trusted nanny or baby-sitter is more stressful than keeping a spouse happy or excelling at work.

"While the White House recently announced the great strides of women in the workplace, this survey shows that the work-life balance for so many working parents remains elusive," Wendy Sachs, editor of Care.com, says in the release. "It's no surprise that moms who are toting buzzing BlackBerries in their bags chock-full of work emails, can feel tapped out and not eager for sex."

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