Sex in Space Would Be Nowhere Near As Hot As You'd Imagine
Houston, we have a problem.
BY Ross Benes | Aug 3, 2016 | Sex & Relationships
When Captain Kirk explored the "final frontier," he went where no man has gone before by hooking up with humanoids on other planets and in alternate universes. But as it turns out, sex in space isn't nearly as sexy as Star Trek imagined.
Writing for Fusion, Elmo Keep took a deep dive into space sex and found it would probably be rather boring, impractical, and potentially dangerous. And according to crew members she interviewed, sex in space has never happened, even though a married couple went to space together in the 1990s. "I was an astronaut for 21 years and I know of absolutely no instance on any spaceflight," retired Commander Chris Hadfield told Keep.
Privacy on international space stations is damn near impossible, and astronauts are incredibly busy solving problems on their missions. Unlike average Joes like you and me, they don't have a lot of leisure time and energy to devote to boning.
Also, the laws of physics are a real pain in the ass when it comes to space sex. Aside from the clunkiness of trying to physically connect with another human while floating around, in space it's hard to get hard or maintain vaginal wetness.
Given that the vast majority of us will never exit Earth's atmosphere, speculating about space sex may seem pretty theoretical and pointless. But as Keep points out, space sex has important implications if we are to ever settle on other planets.
We currently have no data on how space affects human reproduction and gestation. If we want to colonise Mars, these are things we will need to figure out. According to a physicist on the History Channel, "The future of the human race itself may eventually depend on one question: Can we have sex in space?"
From: Esquire US.