Now that the Olympic Games are mere weeks away, the debate about whether or not athletes should have sex before competition has once again be re-opened. Whereas most coaches still frown upon sex before events (if only because it reduces the athletes focus, if not their strength), others are embracing the future. During the Barcelona games, doctors at a Jerusalem sex clinic actually advised the female athletes on the Israeli team to have sex before events because, they said, “women compete better after orgasm, especially high-jumpers and runners.” The German team physician also endorses sex amongst the athletes, and a Russian psychologist was quoted as saying “It’s simple...more sex means more gold.” The debate is probably meaningless anyway, as former Olympic athletes have described the athletes’ village as a two-week hedonist sex resort. “There’s a lot of sex going on,” said Breaux Green, and athlete from the Sydney Games, “you get a lot of people who are in shape, and, you know, testosterone’s up and everybody’s attracted to everybody.” Another former athlete offered this euphemism: ”It’s not an orgy, but it is socially vigorous.” (The Scotsman)

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