There are hot people who go to the gym, and then there are the not-so-hot people who go to my gym. I don't know if it's because I go to a YMCA or because I go in the mornings, but most of the people at my gym are really old. While this is great because my gym isn't intimidating in the least and it's good to see senior citizens getting in their exercise, it's not exactly the place where the beautiful people go to work out.
Here's the thing about old people: at a certain point, they just don't give a crap about who sees them naked. In the locker room, the old women have no problems being naked; in fact, they seem to prefer it. There are curtains on the showers but most of them choose not to use them. I don't know if the act of pulling the curtain over is too energy-consuming or what, but the curtain stays open and the elderly flesh is on display for all.
I have seen the future and it's not pretty. So when I read that people are having sex at the gym, this is who I'm thinking of: elderly grumpy people.
The online survey of 2,000 people found that, besides having actual sex at the gym, one-fifth of the responders had sex with their personal trainer and ten percent said they carried a condom in their gym bag just in case.
We know that exercising increases a person's blood flow, puts them in the mood, and that working out can actually help your love life (doing squats can help with doggy style, and lifting weights is said to give you better orgasms), so it should come as no surprise that 82 percent of those surveyed said they use a dating app at the gym to find someone they wanted to get physical with.
Although there are a number of gay porn scenarios where they have sex at the gym, the survey confirmed that only 31 percent of people hooking up at the gym are gay, 49 percent were straight, and the rest bisexual.
I don't find the smell of dirty socks, mildew, sweat and chlorine sexy, but if you do, then go for it. I'd just rather not think about my fellow gym rats doing the deed and breaking a hip in the process.