Forget the OlympicÂ eventsÂ for a second and focus onÂ theÂ Olympic Village. Someplace I imagine to be a cross between Heaven, Times Square and a high school party. Especially when it’s described like this.
From one end of the village to the other, flags hang from windows and music blares from balconies. “Unlike at a bar, it’s not awkward to strike up a conversation because you have something in common,” Solo says. “It starts with, ‘What sport do you play?’ All of a sudden, you’re fist-bumping.” BMXer Jill Kintner, who won bronze in Beijing, says the Italians are particularly inviting: “They leave their doors open, so you look in and see dudes in thongs running circles around each other.”
And now, ever since I read about the Olympians having access to 15 condoms each, I can’t stop thinking about them having sex. In athletic ways, screaming things like “goal” and “faster” Â and “I wish you were Ryan Lochte!” I know that’s not what the Olympics are technically about, but it’s hard not to let your mind wonder there when athletes like Hope Solo telling ESPN Magazine, â€śThereâ€™s a lot of sex going on at the Olympics.Â Iâ€™ve seen people having sex out in Â the open, getting down and dirty on grass between buildings.Â I may have snuck a celebrity into my Beijing room without anybody knowing and snuck him back out. But thatâ€™s my Olympic secret.â€ť
While some people scoffed (and commented) at this sex news, science now backs up the fact Olympians should feel free to act on all their sexual desires. Especially the desires that involve the Australian swim team.
An article on BlisstreeÂ that analyzes this very issues comes to the awesome conclusion that sex isn’t detrimental to an athelte.
Experts say thereâ€™s no evidence â€śsex before sportâ€ť reduces physical strength, power or endurance. A review of existing scientific studies on the issue found having sexâ€“even the Â the night before a competitionâ€“has no lingering physiological effect.
And since it’s not detrimental, I can only put on my scientist lab coat and conclude that it’s benimental (that’s a fancy word for good) for the athletes. Assuming, of course that the sex is good and not complicated by emotions, feelings, texts, sexts, sexy texts, Facebook friend requests and other relationship-y things.
So to all the Olympians reading this. Stop.Â Go serve your country and have some sex.