Skip Nav
ben higgins
I Stayed in The Bachelor Fantasy Suite, and This Is What Happened
17 Skull Tattoos That Are Edgy and Beautiful
Walt Disney
These Disneybounds at Dapper Day Were So Creative, It's Insane

What's Sex Like in Space?

What Is Sex Like in Space?

We don't know. But one scientist thinks we better find out, especially if we want to send people to Mars in the near future. That mission would take at least two years to complete, and Dr. Rhawn Joseph writes in the Journal of Cosmology that we must prepare for everything, including the possibility that astronauts will attempt to have sex. Despite gravity and other practical concerns, Joseph says: "human are notorious for inventing ways of having sex despite all manner of logistical impediments."

No astronaut has officially come forward to admit that they've had sex in space. So Joseph looked to crews working in Antarctica for information and found that men and women do have sex and form romantic relationships on expedition. In fact, seven pregnancies have been recorded down there, despite the great risk to the mother and baby.

The research paper mostly poses a lot of questions: Are women fertile in space? What happens if a baby is born on Mars? Can we prevent sexual conflicts, violence, and competition among astronauts — remember the astronaut who drove miles in diapers to murder her cheating partner's lover? Ultimately, he has a recommendation: male and female astronauts should fly on separate space craft.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Colleen-Barrett Colleen-Barrett 5 years
I have a vacation coming up (singles cruise) to space, and I'm wondering how condoms work there?
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 5 years
Segregating genders won't stop ALL the sex.
Hot Halloween Costume Ideas For Guys
What Is the Girlfriend Experience?
Sexiest Movies on Netflix Streaming
Funny Sexual Stock Photos
Sexual Activity Based on Age
Paranormal Romance Novels
Classy Halloween Costumes For Women

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds