The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, are fast approaching and organisers are preparing for the most sex-fuelled games yet.
It’s no massive secret that Olympic athletes are a horny bunch – a special version of Tinder for single athletes looking to hook up was created for the Rio Games – but few expected the same from the winter equivalent.
However, according to a report from Elite Daily, precautions for a similar situation are already being taken in Asia. South Korean condom manufacturer Convenience Co. has already donated 100,000 condoms, with a further 10,000 put forward by the Korean Association for AIDS Prevention.
With close to 2,000 athletes set to compete in Pyeongchang, each competitor can look forward to taking advantage of some 50 condoms each, which amounts to a lot of sex.
It’s also the record amount of condoms donated to a Winter Games ever – though still some way off the 450,000 distributed in Rio in 2016. It’s perhaps worth remembering that 10,500 athletes went to Brazil.
Anyone doubting whether anyone will actually be doing the deed need only be reminded of the fact that the athletes at the 2012 Olympics in London went through a whopping 100,000 condoms in the first week of competition alone.
In years gone by it had been claimed that abstinence was crucial to success in athletic competition – England football team manager Fabio Capello went was far as banning sex during the Three Lions’ 2010 World Cup campaign.
England ended up exiting the tournament in the second round following a 4-1 defeat to Germany and much of the research published since seems to suggest the opposite may be true.
Orgasms have been show to help combat muscle pain among women, while the testosterone boost provided helps build strength among men.
Sex and the Olympics doesn’t always mix well though – back in Rio, Brazilian Olympic diving pair Ingrid Oliveira and Giovanna Pedroso suffered a major falling out with one of the duo accusing the other of sacrificing their medal hopes in favour of an “all-night sex session.”
That probably won’t happen in Pyeongchang. Never say never though.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.