Experts tell MSNBC that “new devices and data would be needed to hit the zero-G-spot.” An author who has written about the topic says space sex would be “the killer app of space tourism, because every couple…is going to want to try this.”
LAS VEGAS - Having sex in the weightlessness of outer space is the stuff of urban legends and romantic fantasy ? but experts say that there would be definite downsides as well.
Spacesickness, for instance. And the difficulty of choreographing intimacy. And the potential for sweat and other bodily fluids to, um, get in the way.
“The fantasy might be vastly superior to the reality,” NASA physician Jim Logan said here Sunday at the Space Frontier Foundation’s NewSpace 2006 conference. Nevertheless, Logan and others say the study of sex and other biological basics in outer space will be crucial to humanity’s long-term push into the final frontier.