PEOPLE who work from home are routinely coercing themselves to perform inappropriate acts, it has emerged.
Research by the Institute for Studies found that 93% of home workers had enticed themselves into a sex act at some point over the last week.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “Victims of self-harassment are left with a crippling sense of shame that means they have to spend the remainder of the day watching music videos on YouTube.”
Self-employed database consultant Tom Booker said: “At first I thought I was a nice guy, funny and well-adjusted.
“But I just wouldn’t leave myself alone.
“I started showing myself pictures on the internet. Initially it was just mildly salacious beach photographs of Miranda Kerr walking her dog, but it quickly escalated.
“Half an hour later and I was bent over the ottoman in a way I’m not sure I consented to.”
Mary Fisher, a novelist from Bermondsey, recently won £12, 872 in damages from herself.
She said: “I’m going back to work in an office, away from my collection of tawdry latex toys.
“I’m be much safer from my base urges when I’m surrounded by real men, who are generally very off-putting.”