Who said porn was for recreation? A new study has revealed that more and more people are now watching porn at work. This has astounded us here in the Sunday Woman offices, while our editor has done a quick sweep to make sure our writers are all working on real content!

Here are the details!

New research has found that two-thirds (65%) of British workers are being provided with a smartphone, tablet or laptop by their employer, but may not be using it as their boss intended.

Mobile phone insurer, Insurance2go, polled the nation to find out what ‘extra-curricular’ activities Brits confess they get up to on their work device, and the results aren’t pretty; a staggering 1.5 million1 Brits admit to watching porn on their work device, and another 1.3 million happily sext from their work phone.

However, sexting seems tame next to the 850,000 Brits who take, store, and send nudes on their work phone, while 2.3 million have used their device to cheat on their partners.

While using a work device for sexual endeavours is definitely frowned upon, employers may be more concerned to know that 15% of workers use their work phone or computer to hunt for new jobs, with men (17%) twice as likely to do so than women (8%).

Considering the more elicit tasks that Brits are undertaking, it’s no surprise that over a third (35%) say they use their work device for social media browsing.

The top ten non-work activities Brits get up to on their work device
Browse social media (35%)
Watch YouTube videos (27%)
Play games (25%)
Shop online (25%)
Book events (not for work) (18%)
Booked a holiday (17%)
Searched for new jobs (15%)
Facetimed someone (not for work) (12%)
Updated your CV (Not for current role) (12%)
Taken a selfie (11%)

Interestingly, it’s those in Scotland who are proving to be the most promiscuous, with one in ten (10%) Glaswegians who own a work phone, using it to send explicit texts. Those from Edinburgh are committing the highest rate of adultery on their work device, with 11% messaging a lover rather than their partner. When looking at different professions, a third (33%) of those working in construction were most likely to use their work phone to cheat, and gamble.

The research revealed that there are a number of Brits who already regret using their work device for things they shouldn’t; a 53 year old male from London who chose to remain anonymous, revealed “My boss saw my naked photos!” while a 35 year old male from Nottingham, who also remained anonymous, disclosed the time they “forgot the mobile in the toilet with some porn video still playing”. To read some embarrassing stories from those who’ve used their work device for non-work related browsing, head over to the Insurance2go blog here

Gary Beeston, Sales & Marketing Director at Insurance2Go, said: “These days it’s no shock that the nation likes to have a quick browse of their social media feed from their work device, but some of these other activities are definitely questionable! Perhaps this won’t be a big deal to many managers, but aside from the risky nature of the activities people are conducting, there’s also the worry around the cyber security of employees’ devices due to dodgy website surfing, so it’s something that might need addressing.”