Some reports are circulating on social media that Sweden has officially recognized sex as a sport and finalized preparations to hold the sex competition.
Reports suggested that the newly declared ‘sport’ would see extensive sessions that could go up to six hours daily and involve audience votes and competitive sexual exchanges.
According to Swedish local media, a panel of judges will determine the winners of the sex competition, while the audience will also contribute their opinions and analyses to the selection process.
The European Sex Championship, scheduled for June 8, will extend over a period of six weeks, during which participants will partake in sexual activity on a daily basis for durations ranging from 45 minutes to one hour, depending on the length of their bouts.
The report states that the competition consists of three levels, and contestants must achieve a specific minimum number of points at each level in order to advance.
As the news gained momentum and got viral over media, factcheckers stepped in to clarify. While there is a slight kernel of truth to the claim – the proposal for a sex competition had been rejected in April this year.
The Swedish Federation of Sex had reportedly applied to become a member of the National Sports Confederation, with its chief Dragan Bractic batting for the now infamous competition.
Earlier reports claimed that the European Sex Championship was going to start on 8 June and span over a period of six weeks. Participants would engage in sexual activities from 45 minutes to 1 hour daily, depending upon the duration of their matches.
The report claims that the audience will also influence the decision of the sex competitions and will notice several aspects of the sexual activity. The final decision on the winners will be arrived at after considering the factors like the chemistry between the couple, knowledge about sex, endurance level, etc.