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On the Saturday night of Korea’s convincing victory over Greece in their opening match of the 2010 South Africa World Cup, convenience stores recorded a jump in condom sales.

It may be thanks largely to the raging hormones of hundreds of thousands of young people braving the rain in rooting for their team outdoors across the nation. Perhaps, it may need two more victories from Korea to see a firm correlation between the two.

GS25, a convenience store subsidiary of GS Group, said Monday that its outlets had sold about 5,000 condoms on Saturday, a five-fold increase from four years ago during the Germany World Cup.

Oh, it gets better:

“When folks are excited, their sympathetic nerves are stimulated. When they relax afterward their parasympathetic nerves are aroused,” said Park Jung-soo, a neurologist at Hanyang University

“The switches are similar to the mechanisms of male ejaculation. Watchers of intriguing sports games feel such switches several times over the course of the games. At the end of the day, they may be susceptible to sexual arousal.”

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  • keith

    !

    LOL, how appropriate.

  • keith

    ‘rooting for their team’!

  • http://gypsyscholarship.blogspot.com/ jefferyhodges

    I urgently support my wife’s team in this World Cup and ardently hope that we go all the way to the finals!

    And for Korea to win, well, that would be an indescribable climax to a sensational experience!

    I can always dream, can’t I . . .

    Jeffery Hodges

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  • fibbz

    Same happened during the 2006 World Cup in Germany, at least they believe that the success of the German team had something to do with increased birthrates. But then you know: it’s just statistics …

  • SomeguyinKorea

    It’s one of the very rare nights that young women are allowed to stay out later than 10pm by their parents or university dorms.

  • 8675309

    KT article: “The switches are similar to the mechanisms of male ejaculation. Watchers of intriguing sports games feel such switches several times over the course of the games. At the end of the day, they may be susceptible to sexual arousal.”

    Park Jung-su and the other verklemmt eggheads at Hangyang Dae either need to take their own advice and get laid bigtime or watch more “intriguing” sports games until they start “feeling such switches” go off in their egg-shaped head. That being said and taking into account the last mini “baby boom” that happened in June of 2002 during the FIFA™ World Cup semifinals, you begin to realize that this is a country of seriously verklemmt human beings, whom after dragging themselves home from a full day of either getting f***ed or f***ing others at the office or wherever, can’t seem get their rocks off for the ole’ missus. Gee, I wonder why. Absolutely pathetic…

  • DLBarch

    JH @ 3: Sweeeet! But I’m dumbfounded how journalists and their editors even begin to come up with these kinds of stories. The dude even tracked down a neurologist for comment! Damn fine reporting, son.

    DLB

  • http://www.freekorea.us joshua

    I suspect that these purchases are more a function of aspiration than of consummation.

  • aaronm

    Or an indication of an impending visit to the anma!

  • http://www.xanga.com/wangkon936 WangKon936

    Well… it appears that the theory is holding true to form. ROK condom sales are up…

    http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2921776

  • http://gypsyscholarship.blogspot.com/ jefferyhodges

    “ROK condom sales are up . . .”

    What? Already? In calculated anticipation of imminent victories to celebrate?

    Perhaps a case of premature, exact ululations?

    Jeffery Hodges

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