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Safe Sex at London 2012 Olympics

London was selected in July 2005 to host the 2012 Olympics which was held from July 27 to August 12 of this year and the Paralympic games that will be from August 29 to September 9 of the same year. London has actually emceed the Summer Olympics thrice, in 1908, 1948, and 2012 games. In fact, London will again be an emcee in 2017 which is the World Championships in Athletics. Speaking of beautiful places to go to in London, there are so many to mention. Its destination spots are one of the reasons why a lot of people go to London for a visit or vacation, and others even want to work there.

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is the current London Mayor who was re-elected on the 4th of May, 2012 and therefore, the Mayor of London since 2008. He defeated Ken Livingstone once again. There are like 30,000 mid-market and lower-skilled opportunities in London alone as Mayor Boris Johnson stated.

With that, it was reported in March of 2008 that health experts feared of increase in prostitution and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases or infections as thousands of workers will come to the 2012 Olympic games. “There will be increased sexual activity at the Olympics and in the run-up. There will be migrant workers, mostly men, separated from their families. Many of them will have unprotected sex. They will go out for casual sex or with sex workers. There is a big potential for increase in poor sexual health, including HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea.

This is an issue where everybody gets embarrassed and they don’t want to talk about it’” stated by Lisa Power, policy director of the Terence Higgins Trust (THT). By that time, a lot of workers are already on the site preparing it. And in the 2012 Olympics, as part of sexual health preparation for safe sex, a record-setting 150,000 unbranded condoms have been handed out to the 17,500 athletes in the London 2012 Olympic village which is approximately 15 condoms per athlete.

In Salt Lake City and Sydney, the Olympic Village Ran Out of Condoms:
During the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, 70,000 condoms that were offered for free to the athletes ran out so fast that 20,000 additional condoms were ordered. Same thing happened in 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City where the Olympic village was stocked with a lot of big bowls of condoms everywhere, but then the supply still ran out. Therefore, the impact of the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City gave health experts reasons to provide more condoms during the 2012 Olympic games to make sure that everybody will not run out of condoms this time.

Does this indicate that there is a lot of sex in the Olympic village? Let’s see what one of the athletes of the 2012 Olympic games said when interviewed about sex in the Olympic village by the ESPN Magazine, “There’s a lot of sex going on. With a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you want to build memories, whether it’s sexual, partying or on the field. I’ve seen people having sex right out in the open. On the grass, between buildings, people are getting down and dirty.” soccer player Hope Solo answered.

Holiday Sex is More Risky Than at Home:
“There were a number of articles that suggested that all these foreign workers were going to come in and infect us. We were much more worried about people coming here ad getting Sexually Transmitted Infections or STIs from our population. In any international event, it’s an exchange of risk. Generally, people are more at risk in London than they are in wherever they were before. We’re the STI capital of Europe.” Lisa Power mentioned. She also said “That’s not just the athletes, that’s everybody. There’s plenty of research evidence showing that people on holiday are more risky than they are at home. That’s whether you’re at the Olympics, or in Ibiza, or you would be amazed at the high-risk behavior that takes place at the World Aids Conference.”

Sex at home is safer than holiday sex because there are parents who actually allow their children to have sex at home and they provide condoms to their children as a form of contraceptive. Holiday sex is more risky because there is a high possibility exposure of people to Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs) or Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) due to acquaintances with different people and having unsafe sexual behavior most of the time especially if a person does not have his or her partner with them. And I’m sure, nobody wants to be embarrassed when you get caught by anyone in the public having sex with someone.

Gold medals

The #1 Olympic Sport That Won’t Get a Gold Medal:
olympic-sex-medal“We made Sebastian Coe blush at a press conference, bless him” Lisa Power stated when talked about sex as the “No. 1 Olympic sport that won’t get a gold medal”. Mark Critchley who used to be the Head of Group Marketing at Durex and is currently the Interim Marketing Director at John West Foods once said “Our brand’s role is clear. Consumers are now more open minded and adventurous, and there’s a growing demand for more information and education. Women are more proactive and expectant… putting greater pressure on men to perform and there’s been a shift in attitudes towards sex toys and retail. Our research shows consumers want us to help with their sexual well-being and normalize the use of products within it.

Durex is the brand consumers will trust to deliver this on their behalf.” Others are thinking and asking what will happen to the participants and even the viewers if sex will become an Olympic sport. Some say they will participate if that will happen, others say it will never be an Olympic sport as a lot of people will be against it specially the whole world watches the Olympic games via television with their kids too, some say they will definitely win, and others say that a lot of participants will not win or get a medal because their legs are already tired and their bodies are full of sweat.

Being at the Olympic village was a pretty good experience and a leveler. You get the chance to meet new athletes and the athletes that became your friends with the past Olympic games and eventually, try to hook up with someone. Is it like having sex with escorts in London? Having sex at the Olympics is to be anticipated by everyone.

That’s because of the Olympians’ bodies training for several months or so before the actual Olympic games, young people without their overprotective parents with them in the Olympic village, men with the best bodies because of their workouts, and a lot of athlete girls with sexy and hot bodies from swimmers, gymnasts, soccer players, beach volleyball girls, and a lot more. For most, if not all, of the participants at the Olympics, having sex is having fun.