They had cardboard beds before COVID.

Here is an article from January 2020 saying that they are stronger than wood and are made of cardboard for recycling purposes.…
Don’t know who came up with the “anti-sex” narrative but it’s not.
Can you all please read the article before replying.

This entire thing is click bait: “wood and cardboard would each break if you jumped on them” and “they are stronger than wooden beds”. Those beds can stand up to ...
The clickbait article says this, but grown adults also cannot jump on most beds without potentially breaking them.

The article turned the Olympic coordinators saying “yeah you could break this if you tried, but same is true of wood” into “sudden movements will destroy it.” Image
Just to make it clear: the reason these beds are not built to be durable is because the Olympics are a terrible, wasteful institution, and I seriously doubt beds at any recent Olympic village would hold up to robust standards regardless of the material.
There are definitely ways that the wasteful nature of the Olympics is going to intersect in a discriminatory fashion with other things.
But it is a straight up lie to say that these beds were invented to make it so people can’t have sex because of COVID. They were engineered and planned before COVID was a known threat.

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