Prior to its demise, the badge (knullborgarmärket) was awarded to some 35,000 people for excellence in the carnal arts.
Social Democrat leader Mona Sahlin became the most high-profile bearer of the badge when she took the test during the summer. Having answered a questionnaire on everything from the application of the dildo to the mysteries of the female ejaculation, Sahlin received a certificate stating that she was “licensed to shag”,
But the swimming federation eventually tired of seeing a logo that bore a conspicuous resemblance to a badge it has conferred on Swedish swimmers since 1934. RFSU agreed to comply with the federation’s wishes and has now stopped using the badge.
“They have a pin that you get when you swim 200 metres. Ours was too similar,” RFSU spokesman Joakim Jakobsson told The Local.
RFSU is preparing a range of activities for 2008, when the organization will celebrate its 75th anniversary. But it will no longer be able to classify people as certifiably bonkers.