Sex at the Olympics Is Inevitable, Says Former Olympian

Susen Tiedtke says Olympians will continue to get it on in their sad cardboard beds, sex ban or no sex ban

German Olympic long-jumper Susen Tiedtke. The former Olympian said that it's a "laughingstock" to try to ban sex in the Olympic Village.
Former Olympic long-jumper Susen Tiedtke is calling BS on this year's sex ban.
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The infamously horny Olympic Village is currently under an official sex ban in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 among athletes at the Tokyo Games. First announced back in February, the ban on physical intimacy has been reinforced by a plea for Olympians to please use their official Tokyo 2020 condoms for something other than their intended purpose, as well as ultimately debunked rumors that the cardboard beds in the Olympic Village — informally dubbed “anti-sex beds” — were designed to prevent sexual activity. One former Olympian, however, is calling BS on the attempted “sex ban.” According to former long-jumper Susen Tiedtke, who competed in the 1992 and 2000 Olympics for Germany, sex among Olympians is simply inevitable, sex ban or no sex ban.

“Sex is always an issue in the Village,” Tiedtke told German outlet Bild, per the New York Post. The former Olympian called this year’s sex ban “a big laughingstock,” adding that any such attempt to curb sexual activity in the Village simply “doesn’t work at all.” Why? Because, shockingly enough, when you put a bunch of human beings in peak physical condition together in close quarters while they compete in the biggest athletic contest of their careers, they’re going to want to blow off some steam.

“The athletes are at their physical peak at the Olympics. When the competition is over, they want to release their energy,” said Tiedtke, who met her own ex-husband, fellow long-jumper Joe Greene, during the 1992 Barcelona Games. While Tiedtke said coaches during her Olympic run generally discouraged sex before competing lest an athlete deplete their energy on carnal activity, Olympians generally embraced the opportunity to release energy after an event was over. “After the competition, roommates were considerate if you needed the room for yourself.”

So while sex may be “banned” at the Olympics this year, Tiedtke’s commentary seems to support what we’ve all been thinking since officials attempted to lay down the frankly laughable anti-sex law earlier this year. As InsideHook’s Tanner Garrity put it, “You can’t stop Olympic horniness, you can only hope to contain it.”

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