Thanks to Tokyo‘s new bed arrangement, the so-called Olympic "sex party" tradition will most likely be put to a halt this year.
In order to prevent the athletes from "socializing" in ways they're not supposed to and also to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Tokyo has introduced the "anti-sex" cardboard bed, which is specifically designed to withstand a single individual weight up to 440 pounds, or around 200 KGs. Doesn't sound comfortable, does it?
If we're being honest, this is kind of depressing to see. What do Olympic athletes think about their new beds, though? This is what Paul Chelimo, an American track and field athlete had to say:
Indeed. We suspect they wouldn't be too happy about their recycled cardboard bed. Designed by the Japanese company Airweave, the installment of such bed is in line with theTokyo 2020 Olympic Games' sustainability plan. Meanwhile, Rhys Mcclenaghan, Irish artistic gymnast has been generous enough to present us with the debunking of the bed's fragility claims:
“Anti-sex” beds at the Olympics pic.twitter.com/2jnFm6mKcB— Rhys Mcclenaghan (@McClenaghanRhys) July 18, 2021
Apparently, it can withstand a few jumping. Let's hope the cardboard beds are actually comfortable enough for the athletes to at least rest their backs on.
Peek these reactions from Olympic fans regarding the anti-sex cardboard bed that we think are quite hilarious:
I’m still stuck on the fact that it just now hit me that olympic athletes were very much so having sex during the olympics.— SakPussay (@sakpussay) July 17, 2021
Tokyo Olympic committee will likely discover that mattresses can be moved to the floor— Adam S (@ASants87) July 18, 2021
Olympic athletes or not, we humans have been known to bend around the rules for as long as humankind has existed, so this will certainly be interesting to see. What's your bet on it?