Athlete posts video proving Tokyo 2020’s “myth”anti-sex beds do not work

Irish gymnast Rhys ​​McClenaghan has attempted to end the “myth” surrounding anti-sex beds in the Olympic Village.

We’re just a matter of days away from the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and yet, most of the focus seems to be away from the actual action.

In addition to the concerns surrounding COVID-19 and positive tests popping up within the Village, there’s also been a great deal of discussion surrounding the proposed anti-sex beds that have been “introduced” for the Games.

Is it true?

The idea behind the beds is that they’re said to be made out of cardboard and have been designed to withstand the weight of just one person. It comes amidst worries that athletes within the Olympic Village may engage in physical relations with one another, heightening the odds of further COVID outbreaks.

The aforementioned McClenaghan decided to test this theory by, well, jumping up and down on the bed.

“In today’s episode of fake news at the Olympic Games, the beds are meant to be anti-sex. They’re made out of cardboard, yes, but apparently, they’re meant to break with any sudden movements. It’s fake. Fake news!”

While this may be an amusing way to debunk the idea that organisers will do anything to prevent the athletes from having sex, it does continue the discussion surrounding the Olympics and whether or not they should even be going ahead.

The people of Tokyo, the host city, have made it crystal clear that they don’t feel entirely comfortable with things proceeding as currently planned. Whether or not their worst fears are realised remains to be seen, but the IOC appears to be pretty determined to ensure the next two weeks go as smoothly as possible.

The opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics is set to take place this Friday, beginning at midday UK time.

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