YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD the stories by now about the insane amounts of sex that are happening in the Olympic village: that the organizers brought 100,000 free condoms into the village (which, incidentally, is around 36 condoms per athlete), or that the use of the popular hook-up app, Tinder, has exploded during the games. But what effect has that had on their sporting ability? Does banging a quickie out in the Olympic Village make you fly any further in the ski jump? Do blue balls enhance athletic performance, or hinder it?
AsapSCIENCE has an answer as to how sex before a competition may improve, or hinder, performance. Like all things with the human body, it’s not as simple as all that — there are a lot of factors to consider, and it changes from competitor to competitor. But what I do know is this: if I were a single athlete in Sochi right now, and I saw this video, I’d download Tinder and get my freak on.