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Superstition keeps a lot of Olympians from boinking. But what does the evidence say?

Many of the Olympic Village's 110,000 condoms likely went unused due to superstition.

two people flirting in a gym

Just do it.

Consider, if you will, the Olympic Village. Close quarters. Dorm-like accommodations. Thousands of young, hot athletes at the peak of their physical performance. It’s no wonder that dating apps like Tinder light up the moment the Olympics begin… and that the Village has a reputation as a sort of sex Shangri-La.

But despite the condoms that reportedly litter the Olympic Village by the end of the Winter Games—a , or before competing—even though there’s no scientific evidence to support their decision from either a physical or psychological perspective.

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