22Nov2015

Oops…How Do You Have Sex In Space?

The mile high club has nothing on sex in space. A fan recently asked Star Talk host and astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson what sex in space would be like, and the answer is not for the faint of heart.

“You would need things like straps,” Tyson said in a video clip post on YouTube on Nov. 16.  “Probably some people fully equipped with this any way.” Tyson said that if two people attempted to have sex in zero gravity they would need a way to hold on to each other because weightlessness causes objects to repel each other.

“You are there floating in space, and you move towards someone and they sort of bounce off,” he said. He said a way to get around this is to strap in. “So if you want to get together and stay together, you need something to keep you together during all the normal body movement that would characterize having sex in space,” he said.

“Bring a lot of leather belts to keep things strapped down and you will be just fine.” And there you have it. Whew!!!

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