Rio has a sultry reputation, so perhaps it will come as no surprise to anyone with a lust for life that this year’s Olympics appears to be a good place to get some.
But the numbers are truly impressive.
This year, Olympic officials distributed 450,000 condoms to athletes, which is enough for 84 sex acts per competitor, which would be more nookie than any year since they began doling out protection at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul.
As Slate reported, these numbers have been on the rise, with summer Olympians taking the lion’s share.
A little extracurricular activity is probably inevitable: competing at this level is stressful, and as ESPN noted, many of the athletes are locked away from parents and the media and free to blow off steam as they see fit. And seeing as they are all quite fit and young and trapped in a setting conducive to one-night-stands, sex would seem to be a good release.
Indeed, contrary to what the first Olympians thought, sex has been proven to be a powerful antidote for anxiety, which can hinder performance. And according to a new study by Frontiers in Physiology it won’t deplete athletic abilities.
Let the games begin.