“He shoots, he scores!”
Just not for many soccer players, in the bedroom.
Are teams going sex-free for the World Cup outscoring their more permissive rivals on the soccer pitch?
A verdict now would be premature. But with the free-love Dutch beating fornication-free Chileans Monday, soccer player hanky-panky is looking increasingly seductive.
Sex ok, but not all night long
Sex ok after you make it to Round 2
Sex ok, but only for spouses
Assuming all these players are obeying their coaches’ edicts (and assuming everyone who’s allowed to have sex is indeed getting it on), a little fooling around between matches seems fine if your bedtime’s reasonable, or as an effective incentive to win lots of games. That said, we’d all like to know what Oranje’s secret is.
There’s no scientific evidence that abstinence improves your soccer, says psychologist Dr. Kate Hays.
“They think it works. Whether I think it works is a whole other question,” Hays told Global News.
“These are all beliefs, they’re not based on actuality. It may relate to when you sleep, what you eat, what you wear, what you say, who you speak to.”