So… Out of curiosity has anyone ever had sex in space?
Well it is documented that no humans have ever had sex in space… However it may have happened undocumented, it isn’t like we haven’t sent men and women out in space together before hell we sent a married couple out on the same mission, I mean in 1992, when NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavor was launched with a married couple on board. Mark Lee and Jan Davis, both astronauts, met at NASA. They married in secret a year before liftoff. Their joint flight to space was practically their honeymoon.
How would sex be different in space?
We can assume that sex in space is a possibility, but how is it different to ours on Earth? Let’s start with the basics: sex drive.
The little publicly available information that we have indicates that being in space leads to reduced libido, at least at first.
That’s because microgravity, the weightlessness astronauts experience in space, causes hormonal changes, like decreases in estrogen. Low estrogen levels have been linked to a drop in sex drive.
Unfortunately, most of what we know about hormones in space comes only from tests on men. That’s because only 11.5% of astronauts are female, and the relatively few women who have been to space opted to go on birth control beforehand to avoid menstruation. This makes it tricky to disentangle artificial hormonal changes from those caused by space flight.
Another factor in cosmic sex drive is a change in astronauts’ internal clock.
“When you’re going around the planet right now, every 90 minutes, your circadian rhythms are altered and that alters everything, including your sex hormones and probably your libido,” said Saralyn Mark.
The science also matches astronaut Walter’s on-site experience. In his book, he writes that, during his short 10-day stay in space, he had no libido.
But there’s hope: According to Walter, astronauts’ sex drive does readjust after a few weeks in space.
So spend a few weeks in space and maybe the sex will be out of this world but probably the same release as just not having sex for a couple of weeks and hopping back into the groove.
blog by Julez for Styles Rebel Radio