Tokyo Olympic Organizers Are Distributing Free Condoms and Urging Athletes Not to Have Sex

So basically, the entire premise of the Netflix reality show Too Hot to Handle.

Tokyo Olympic Organizers Urging Athletes Distributing Condoms and Urging Athletes Not to Have Sex
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The Olympic Village is notoriously horny. And what else would you expect when you put a bunch of crazy-hot athletes ready to let off steam after competing under extreme pressure in a contained area?

So naturally, every Olympics, condom brands stock the Village and dating apps prepare for a frenzy of activity (Grindr reportedly even crashed one year). For example, at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the Olympic village was stocked with more than 110,000 condoms (37 per athlete). That number was even higher at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, when a whopping 450,000 condoms were distributed by the International Olympics Committee due to heightened concern around the sexually transmitted Zika virus.

This year, though, things look a bit different. Pre-COVID, per tradition, the Tokyo Olympics organizers arranged to have more than 160,000 free condoms provided in the Olympic Village (a modest 14 condoms per athlete), Insider reports. At the same time, they released a released 33-page playbook urging athletes to socially distance and "avoid physical contact, including hugs and handshakes." Talk about mixed messages.

Then, this week, things got interesting when the Olympics organizers shared their reasoning for passing out those free condoms: to "help with awareness." Apparently, they don't want the athletes to actually practice safe sex while in Tokyo, but to take them home as a souvenir.

"Our intent and goal is not for athletes to use the condoms at the Olympic Village but to help with awareness by taking them back to their own countries," the IOC said in a statement. So basically, the entire premise of the Netflix reality show Too Hot to Handle, where sexy singles were placed on an island and forced to go celibate.

Only time will tell if the athletes decide to heed the advice of the Olympic organizers — or if this 2021 Vaxxed and Waxxed Olympics will be the horniest ever!

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