BUMMER: SEX IN SPACE IS SAID TO BE HARD


Daily Tech reports that proper study of sex and pregnancy in space is going to be very complicated.  The act itself, dubbed “getting the stellar groove” by the Daily Tech writer Jason Mick, might be complicated due to lack of gravity (in every sense of the word); but the real problem is that space, with its intense radiation of all kinds, is just not a hospitable place for neonates or, for that matter, the would-be procreators’ tools of the trade.  Due to insufficient spacecraft shielding, genetic defects in offspring would likely be the norm, if the astronauts themselves didn’t end up sterilized before they ever figured out how to do zero-g sex.

This is a problem, inasmuch as a number of scientists, including the inestimable Stephen Hawking, hold that Earth will ultimately become uninhabitable and only emigration to other planets will save the human race.

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About Michael J. Kubat

I'm a grumpy Czech-born clinical social worker who is vitally interested in the survival in the United States as a viable democracy and a beacon of hope for the rest of the world.
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