First-ever sex championship in Sweden truth or fiction? Here's what to know

Jun 05, 2023 09:59 AM IST

As per reports, Sweden has become the first country to recognise sex as a sport and is set to hold a Sex Championship. However, there's a twist in the tale.

A report in The Times Of India recently claimed that Sweden has officially announced sex as a sport. The report states that the country has become the first nation to register sex as a sport and that it will also hold the first-ever European Sex Championship in Gothenburg on June 8. The six-week long competition has been reported to take place under the Swedish Sex Federation's guidance. The report also mentioned that the participants engaging in sexual activities under 16 disciplines, would include seduction, oral sex, penetration, endurance, body massages, foreplay, exploring erotic zones, and more.

Sweden has recognised sex as a sport and will hold a sex competition on June 8. (Unsplash)
Sweden has recognised sex as a sport and will hold a sex competition on June 8. (Unsplash)

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Sweden to hold first-ever European Sex Championship

The contestants in the European Sex Championship are said to compete in demanding six-hour sessions each day, with individual matches lasting 45 to 60 minutes, according to several reports. It is said that 20 people from different countries would participate in the competition and a panel of three judges will decide the championship winners, while the audience will also influence the decision of the sex competitions. They will be judged on several aspects of the sexual activity. The final decision will depend on several factors, like the chemistry between the couple, knowledge about sex, endurance level, etc.

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The first-ever European Sex Championship will be held in Gothenburg on June 8.(Pexels)
The first-ever European Sex Championship will be held in Gothenburg on June 8.(Pexels)

All Details on European Sex Championship

Media reports have also claimed that a couple with the knowledge of 'Kamasutra' - the ancient Indian scripture on sex and eroticism - would receive bonus points and the championship would encourage people from different sexual orientations to participate.

Dragan Bratych, the chairman of the Swedish Federation of Sex, told the Times Of India, "The incorporation of sexual orientation as a part of sporting tactics will be a ground-breaking development among European countries." They added, "Just like any other sport, achieving desired results in sex requires training. Therefore, it is only logical for people to start competing in this domain as well." According to Bratych, recognising sex as a sport was inevitable.

Is the report fake or true?

However as per a report published in Göteborg-Posten, a news portal based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Riksidrottsförbundet (RF – the Swedish Sports Confederation) - the umbrella organisation tasked with supporting and developing sports in Sweden - had issued a clarification in April that the application by Swedish Sex Federation had been rejected as it was incomplete and did not meet certain requirements.

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