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Brazilian Woman Has Right to Masturbate at Work, Court Rules

Unless your name is Ana Catarian Bezerra, don't get all handsy at work just yet. The Brazilian woman masturbates up to 18 times a day due to a strange medical condition. After filing suit against her bosses, a Brazilian court has now given her the okay to masturbate at work.

Bezerra, 36, suffers from severe anxiety and hypersexuality - something that makes her "compulsion orgasmic," reports Gather.com.

A single mother of three children, Bezerra works as an accountant - a seemingly buttoned-up profession for such a buttoned-down condition, reports Guanabee.com.

In the past, Bezerra would need to masturbate as much as 47 times a day. Her physician, Carlos Howert, has prescribed her a "cocktail" of tranquilizers to help curb her condition. Now she only has to masturbate around 18 times a day, according to Guanabee.

One word? Yikes.

Bezerra had to take her employer to court last April, where she won. Now, she will get 15 minute breaks every 2 hours where she can surf porn and get her release, AOL reports.

Don't get too excited though - remember that this is in Brazil, and here in the U.S. there are no court-mandated masturbation breaks available.

Generally, most employees are entitled to breaks after a certain number of hours at work. What you do during those breaks is generally up to you - get a cup of coffee, walk around, touch up your makeup, or even take a smoke break.

Of course, if you decide to surf porn during your break - and masturbate - you may be breaking your employer's policies.

So if you're a Brazilian woman that masturbates up to 18 times a day due to a medical condition, with a court order that says you can masturbate at work - go right ahead. If not, please keep your hands where we can see them.

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