Should World Cup players avoid sex for a month?

Bouchra van Persie (R), Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen (3rd R) and Sylvie van der Vaart (L), the...

Bouchra van Persie (R), Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen (3rd R) and Sylvie van der Vaart (L), the wives and girlfriends of the Netherlands' soccer team, arrive at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, July 12, 2010. The Dutch lost the final of the 2010 World Cup against Spain. (REUTERS)

Kurtis Larson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:03 PM ET

Mexico head coach Miguel Herrera has a message for his World Cup players: Keep it in your pants, boys.

Herrera told Mexican newspaper Reforma recently that if his players aren’t capable of being celibate for a few weeks, they “are not prepared to be a professional.”

"Let’s play a World Cup, we’re not going to a party,” Herrera added.

It seems everyone else will be. At least that’s what Brazilian contraceptive company Prudence is expecting.

The South American condom-maker just released a new line of World Cup-specific rubbers this week.

To be fair to Herrera, he’s not the only World Cup manager asking his players to avoid lovemaking during the month-long tournament, which kicks of June 12 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Bosnia and Herzegovina manager Safet Susic is demanding “military discipline” from his players, according to a report in the Daily Star. He went into much more detail than Herrera, too.

Bizarrely, he didn’t shy away from offering up alternatives to coitus.

"They can even masturbate if they want,” Susic said. “I am not interested in what the other coaches do, this is not a holiday trip, we are there to play football at the World Cup."

What about stress release? Tension? You know, all of those things the pressure of a World Cup brings.

Multiple studies indicate sex the day before a game won’t impact an athlete’s performance, assuming there are no injuries during intercourse.

That’s why Brazil’s national team is only allowing its players to participate in normal sex practices, whatever that means.

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