Let’s hope it doesn’t become a trend, but paid leave advocates in Sweden elevated the paid leave issue to a whole new level last month with a proposal by Councilor Per-Erik Muskos from the northern town of Overtornea. Councilor Muskos filed a proposal, apparently with a straight face, to grant municipal employees an hour of paid time off each week — wait for it — to go home and have sex! Citing a dwindling birthrate, he reasoned that the extra time could help with population growth and that “sex is a great form of exercise and has documented positive effects on well-being”! Apparently it follows then that municipal employers should stick it to the taxpayers in a whole new way!