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Thread #170124 Message #4113804
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
19-Jul-21 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: BS: The weight of sex
Subject: RE: BS: The weight of sex
And, of course, it's a hoax (from Don's article):
The cardboard beds, it has been claimed, will break apart at the slightest provocation, designed to take the weight of only a solitary individual, or risk collapsing into pieces.
As amusing as it is to imagine some grim-faced Olympic official ordering a fleet of flimsy beds, unable to conceive of a sexual activity that doesn’t require a sturdy mattress, the entire story is a complete fabrication.
The rumor appears to have been sparked by Twitter (where else?), inspired by the concerns of coronavirus spread among athletes.
The cardboard beds, however, are very real - but are not designed to collapse at the weight of intimacy. The beds were planned for the Tokyo Olympics as a recycling initiative, long before the spread of COVID-19.
Indeed, the cardboard beds were featured in USA Today in September 2019, and in AP News in January 2020, with no mention of their supposed anti-sexual properties.