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The Tokyo Olympics Will Feature Recyclable Cardboard Beds... But Can Athletes Have Sex in Them?

Yes, apparently, but only two people at time.
Shamani Joshi
Mumbai, IN
Olympic officials assure athletes they can still have sex on the cardboard beds
Photo: Screenshot from a post made by a Twitter user.

The Olympic Village is a temporary city being built in Tokyo for this year's games. There, athletes will sleep, eat, shower and presumably—based on allocations of condoms at prior Olympic games—shag each other.

More than 450,000 condoms were handed out during the Rio Olympics in 2016 (an average of 42 for each athlete), whereas the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang saw the usage of dating app Tinder soar by almost 350 percent, leading to 110,000 condoms being handed out to participants. And while Tokyo officials still haven’t decided just how many condoms they will give out this year, they say they are leaning more towards the "London range" of 1,50,000, including a bunch of hi-tech options that include traditional Japanese artwork on them.

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However, this year, the Olympics isn’t just about going for the gold, but also green. After officials announced that medals would be made using recycled phones, the Olympics committee recently unveiled recyclable cardboard beds that will later be converted into paper products. But there was one burning question on everyone’s mind: will this environmental consciousness preclude athletes from banging on their beds?

Australian basketball player Andrew Bogut even tweeted that the recyclable beds are a “great gesture . . . until the athletes finish their said events and the 1000s of condoms handed out all over the village are put to use.” However, after much confusion about how strong and sturdy these beds really are, Olympic officials have finally clarified that the beds CAN be used for more than sleeping.

Airweave, the company behind these eco-friendly beds, assured athletes that the beds are sex-proof, with the company spokesperson saying, "We've conducted experiments, like dropping weights on top of the beds. As long as they stick to just two people in the bed, they should be strong enough to support the load.” They maintain that the beds can stand up to 200 kilograms, more than enough for a plus one.

Well, that sets things straight, except for one tiny problem: threesomes, foursomes, or anything in the orgy bracket. Guess the group huddles are only going to stick to the sports field for now.

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