The cardboard beds at the Tokyo Olympics Village may be environmentally friendly, but whether they’re sexy is a different conversation entirely, and people are talking about it.
According to AFP, a report started circulating that these beds weren’t strong enough for the bump and grind, the two-backed beast – sex.
However, on Monday, organisers reassured that these beds were “sturdy.”
The report was based on a tweet by a US distance runner who stated that the cardboard beds were “aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes”.
Beds to be installed in Tokyo Olympic Village will be made of cardboard, this is aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes
Beds will be able to withstand the weight of a single person to avoid situations beyond sports.
I see no problem for distance runners,even 4 of us can do😂 pic.twitter.com/J45wlxgtSo
— Paul Chelimo🇺🇸🥈🥉 (@Paulchelimo) July 17, 2021
Meanwhile, Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan sought to debunk this statement after filming himself jumping on the bed.
“The beds are meant to be anti-sex. They’re made out of cardboard, yes, but apparently, they’re meant to break with sudden movements. It’s fake — fake news!” McClenaghan said.
“Anti-sex” beds at the Olympics pic.twitter.com/2jnFm6mKcB
— Rhys Mcclenaghan (@McClenaghanRhys) July 18, 2021
This clip grabbed the attention of the Olympics Twitter account, who reached out to thank McClenaghan for “debunking the myth.”
— Olympics (@Olympics) July 19, 2021
As SkyNews reveals, athletes have been told that they should not be mixing with other nations at the Olympic Village and that COVID-19 protocols and procedures have to be observed all the time.
The committee told AFP that organisers are expected to deliver 160,000 condoms which are “not meant to be used at the Olympic Village.”
Picture: John Aravosis / Twitter