As the Olympic Games proceed in Rio this week, many Olympians seem to be either very horny or very bored. (Or perhaps both. Probably both.) How else to explain the fact that there is a now an entire Instagram account specifically devoted to screenshots of Rio athletes on Tinder?
So what's it like to match with an Olympian?
"I was surprised to see so many Olympic athletes on Tinder, and I wonder how much time they have available to pursue matches," she said. "But when in Rio, right? It's flattering when you match with anyone on Tinder, but an Olympian swiping right on me is certainly a confidence boost. I have to up my GIF game to Olympic levels now, though."
The Olympic organization clearly believes at least some of these matches are going to lead to raucous boning, as organizers reportedly distributed 450,000 condoms to athletes this year. This is probably because Olympic Village has long been a known sex playground.
"Olympians are young, supremely healthy people who've been training with the intensity of combat troops for years," writer Sam Alipour wrote in an ESPN feature story on Olympic Village sex in 2012. "Suddenly they're released into a cocoon where prying reporters and overprotective parents aren't allowed. Precompetition testosterone is running high."
Ryan Lochte himself was interviewed for the ESPN story, and here's what he had to say about his own Olympic Village sex antics: "Hey, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do."