Space Sex: The Worrying Problems We Face

December 12, 2018

Crew of Two Astronauts in Space Suits Standing on the Moon Looking at the The Milky Way Galaxy. High Tech Concept of Moon Colonization and Space Travel.

Most of us have a sense of adventure, especially when it comes to sex. We want to try more daring things to break out of our comfort zones. We love the idea of challenging ourselves sexually, of doing something unexpected but fun.

Last year I spoke about the most adventurous cities in Britain, highlighting the fact that we get a thrill from having a touch of nerve. It’s the same when it comes to the types of places we want to have sex.

Going to space in the future is becoming a more concrete possibility the more time that passes by. Unfortunately, a NASA-funded scientist has pointed out that space sex is not without its problems.

Sex in space isn’t romantic

John Millis is a physicist and astronomer, funded by NASA. He recently spoke to The Sun Online to discuss the fact that our ideas of space sex are far more romantic than the reality would allow. In fact, he feels that sex in space has more problems than we realise. So what kind of problems should we expect from our final frontier fuck?

First he addresses the fact that we’d be in a micro-gravity environment. “Even the lightest touch can make it difficult to stay in contact if both persons are not properly anchored”, he explained. He went on to state that “the astronauts would need to brace themselves against the space station and even each other”.

Not exactly the most romantic of ideas that you might drift away in the middle of sex, is it?

That isn’t the end to our problems either. The environment means that blood would rise to our heads and not our genitals, making arousal harder. It could also cause the tissue in the penis to shrivel, as well as making testosterone levels drop dramatically. Maintaining your sex drive in space is difficult at the best of times.

Gravity is one of the main challenges facing aroused astronauts

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Fluids in space

Still not turned off by the idea? Convinced that you can make sex in space work? Maybe not. Millis began to talk about the fact that fluids tend to pool and float around in space, as you’ll have likely seen if you’ve watched any space videos before.

Millis tells us that sweat and tears don’t drop from the body in space. Instead, they tend to form “pools like small ponds of fluid near where it was secreted”. Struggling to understand what that would mean? This video from the CSA Science might explain how it works well in this situation.

Effectively, it would mean that your body would turn into the saturated wash cloth, with the fluids ‘clinging’ to you.

However, motion can change that. Millis tells us that “if the motion is vigorous enough it could be ejected from the surface of the body”. Essentially, your sperm or sweat could simply start floating around in space, free as you like.

Personally, seeing my own sweat floating around when trying to have hard sex would be extremely distracting. That’s if I could even have sex in the first place, since staying ‘connected’ in space is something that Millis believes would be one hell of a problem.

Imagine this but with your own sweat and bodily juices

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Space sex is still possible!

You might be feeling a little disappointed that humanity won’t be fucking our time away in space in the future. However, there’s some good news! It isn’t all doom and gloom. In fact, Millis believes that it is still possible for a couple to “become aroused and reach climax in space”.

Yes, it is challenging, but he feels that there are steps which could be taken in order to keep the two people ‘anchored’. He suggested that something like a shared sleeping bag might help, ensuring that there is little separation between the two and making sex so much easier.

But what about the rogue fluids floating around in space? What can be done about those?

The simple fact of the matter is that, unless a specialist suit was created, it might still be a problem. Amorous couples might have to just get used to the fact that there are fluids floating around them as they fuck. Just like when water spills on the space station, we’d have to learn to come with it.

What are your thoughts on this? Would you want to have space sex in the future, or do you prefer to stay grounded? I’ll admit that I’m really curious about it, but I’d love to hear your thoughts about the subject.

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