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(Discovery)   "Sex is very difficult in zero gravity, because you have no traction and you keep bumping against the walls", says female biologist who has clearly never had a night with subby   (news.discovery.com ) divider line 39
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2012-04-07 04:16:34 PM  
Nothing that can't be remedied with a giant rubber band.
 
2012-04-07 04:24:26 PM  

Zombalupagus: Nothing that can't be remedied with a giant rubber band.


Or some strategically placed velcro.

/If it doesn't hurt a little, you're not doing it right.
 
2012-04-07 04:26:08 PM  
Just tie the woman up, that solves everything
 
2012-04-07 04:32:37 PM  
Just ask astronauts Mark Lee and Jan Davis - they were married and flew on a shuttle mission together.
 
2012-04-07 04:34:42 PM  
I don't give a shiat. I still want to do it.
 
2012-04-07 04:34:53 PM  

archichris: Just tie the woman up, that solves everything


I was going to say a couple of leather belts would do the trick, much like it does now.
 
2012-04-07 04:35:06 PM  

madgonad: Just ask astronauts Mark Lee and Jan Davis - they were married and flew on a shuttle mission together.


So you're saying they absolutely did NOT have sex, then?
 
2012-04-07 04:47:08 PM  
 
2012-04-07 04:49:27 PM  
i291.photobucket.com

/get off my lawn
 
2012-04-07 04:50:52 PM  

aspAddict: Or some strategically placed velcro.


I was just thinking velcro.

Or you could create something like a reverse version of those fullbody condoms that people were joking about during the worst days of the AIDS epidemic. Instead of keeping people isolated you have a "rubber suit for two" that....keeps....everything...uh..."sealed in".

Cleaning the suits afterward would be pretty disgusting though.
 
2012-04-07 04:51:23 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 457x207]

/get off my lawn


DAMN, beat me to it
 
2012-04-07 04:51:33 PM  
Padded room, hang onto the other person.

Seriously, SF had this one figured out over 50 years ago, and horny people in space can figure it out a whole lot faster than that. Endless dumb articles about this 'problem' are endlessly dumb.
 
2012-04-07 04:53:40 PM  
Oh, and; Repeat
 
2012-04-07 05:02:51 PM  

aspAddict: Zombalupagus: Nothing that can't be remedied with a giant rubber band.

Or some strategically placed velcro.

/If it doesn't hurt a little, you're not doing it right.


We'd be so sticky on our own that the velcro wouldn't be necessary.
 
2012-04-07 05:07:57 PM  
tommangan.net
Fixes Everything.
/can't remember the movie where a Cosmonaut had said something about it...
 
2012-04-07 05:10:47 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy


Cleaning the suits afterward would be pretty disgusting though.


Make them disposable. Toss 'em out the airlock and let them burn up on re-entry.


I realize there might not be an air lock per se.

Heh - "re-entry".
 
2012-04-07 05:21:23 PM  
Once I was watching Art Mann when he was at a porn convention. One of the booths was selling sex handlebars. It was essentially a set of handlebars on a belt, I think it would be quite useful in space.

The real problem would be handling the space moneyshot.
 
2012-04-07 05:32:51 PM  
I call BS.

Interlock your legs, use your hands to hold onto each other, and if occasionally bumping into a wall is enough to put you off, you've got bigger problems than weightlessness.

I once broke a bone in my hand falling out of bed while doing the nasty and still managed to finish up.
Didn't think the (female) ER doc was ever gonna stop giggling, though.
 
2012-04-07 05:46:04 PM  
So what you're saying, smitty is that you have a strong gravitational pull of your own?
 
2012-04-07 05:55:58 PM  
This is a problem we can solve. (new window)

/Astro-settlers will be kinky people.
 
2012-04-07 06:01:02 PM  

Sta-Hi: I call BS.

Interlock your legs, use your hands to hold onto each other, and if occasionally bumping into a wall is enough to put you off, you've got bigger problems than weightlessness..


What is this "holding on to each other" during sex that you are referring to?

/ Reverse cowgirl or doggie only, biatches
 
2012-04-07 06:04:16 PM  
We don't do these things because they are easy, but because they are hard.
/heh...hard
 
2012-04-07 06:33:28 PM  
www.cargorack.co.uk
 
2012-04-07 07:42:53 PM  

Sta-Hi: I call BS.

Interlock your legs, use your hands to hold onto each other, and if occasionally bumping into a wall is enough to put you off, you've got bigger problems than weightlessness.

I once broke a bone in my hand falling out of bed while doing the nasty and still managed to finish up.
Didn't think the (female) ER doc was ever gonna stop giggling, though.


This. IF all other knowledge of how two humans can intertwine fails you...Grab her and move her.
For those still not quite grasping the ease of the situation, and it's apparent many do as these threads continually pop up, and how people assume silver tape and bungee cords are needed..

Take your right hand, and rub your left index finger. Is gravity really all that makes that possible? You couldn't do such a thing with other anatomical parts, say, when floating in water?

People that can't fathom such action and who buy into bunk stories such as this are why we're already living in an idiocracy.

It's the sort of thing only retards would have "difficulty" with.(with the given exception of people that are otherwise handicapped or invalids)
 
2012-04-07 08:08:01 PM  
I refuse to believe that no one on the ISS has ever gotten it on up there.
 
2012-04-07 08:26:37 PM  
Duct tape.
Problem solved.
 
2012-04-07 08:42:18 PM  
It's not as if many people would have the opportunity, so it's more of a weightless exercise in mental masturbation.
 
2012-04-07 08:48:32 PM  
It's really easy, you just need a large sleeping bag/net to keep you from flying off into a wall. The rest of it is probably not much different than doing it in a swimming pool.
 
2012-04-07 10:58:27 PM  

Sta-Hi: I call BS.

Interlock your legs, use your hands to hold onto each other, and if occasionally bumping into a wall is enough to put you off, you've got bigger problems than weightlessness.

I once broke a bone in my hand falling out of bed while doing the nasty and still managed to finish up.
Didn't think the (female) ER doc was ever gonna stop giggling, though.


I am guessing she wouldn't have laughed so much if you had actually had a partner.

/I keed. I keed.
 
2012-04-07 11:21:17 PM  
It's been a couple of decades since I read any kind of futurist or science fiction stuff, but I remember when I was a kid all the articles and stories had the spaceships create gravity by rotating. Would that not work in reality?

And who cares it it is possible-but-impractical. The whole concept of solar system to solar system travel is impractical.
 
2012-04-08 12:17:48 AM  

Krieghund: It's been a couple of decades since I read any kind of futurist or science fiction stuff, but I remember when I was a kid all the articles and stories had the spaceships create gravity by rotating. Would that not work in reality?

And who cares it it is possible-but-impractical. The whole concept of solar system to solar system travel is impractical.


Everyone talks about it, but I wonder how big it could be/how long it would last before the thing just flew apart.
 
2012-04-08 12:43:45 AM  

threadjackistan: Krieghund: It's been a couple of decades since I read any kind of futurist or science fiction stuff, but I remember when I was a kid all the articles and stories had the spaceships create gravity by rotating. Would that not work in reality?

And who cares it it is possible-but-impractical. The whole concept of solar system to solar system travel is impractical.

Everyone talks about it, but I wonder how big it could be/how long it would last before the thing just flew apart.


Probably would have less force on it than a building experiences.
The difference being that they would build a space ship out of extremely lightweight materials.

/So long as they don't fark up the engineering, it would last as long as it needs to last.
 
2012-04-08 02:58:11 AM  
Space Corps Directive 34124: "No officer with false teeth should attempt oral sex in zero gravity".
 
2012-04-08 03:31:55 AM  

Malacon: Problem Solved


I hope they have the good sense to stainguard those. Still wouldn't want to come across one in the laundry.
 
2012-04-08 10:25:22 AM  

SolidShadow: We don't do these things because they are easy, but because they are hard.
/heh...hard


Nice..!
 
2012-04-08 11:47:22 AM  
Look, do I have to do everything?

Things needed to have sex in freefall:

* A room. No sharp edges, no instrumentation, just smooth walls and flush lighting.
* Restraints. Velcro, handles, tethers... doesn't matter. Personally, I'd use stirrups and handlebars, preferably padded.
* Constant airflow from the head towards the toes, induced by suction from below with a filter over the opening for easy collection of any escaping liquid.
 
2012-04-08 03:33:26 PM  

Krieghund: It's been a couple of decades since I read any kind of futurist or science fiction stuff, but I remember when I was a kid all the articles and stories had the spaceships create gravity by rotating. Would that not work in reality?

And who cares it it is possible-but-impractical. The whole concept of solar system to solar system travel is impractical.


It not only would work, but it's been done.

One of the Gemini missions involved a test of rotational gravity using a tether between the spacecraft and its booster. It worked, although they used a short tether so the RPM had to be pretty high for even a small amount of gravity. For earth gravity at RPMs that dont make people dizzy, you need a tether that's about a mile long. Still totally doable though.

/heh....doable....
 
2012-04-08 08:42:17 PM  
Innocently whistles, reads TFA, gets to "Giving birth in zero gravity is going to be hell because gravity helps you," she said. "You rely on the weight of the baby."
Ohgod ohgod ohgod.

Mental images of splitting open like a grape 'cause the baby never birthed out
Trying to make a "So THAT's why there was a green chick on Star Trek" joke, but...nope, pretty much just shuddering at the thought of attempting birth in zero gravity.
Thanks, article.
 
2012-04-09 07:22:58 AM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: It not only would work, but it's been done.

One of the Gemini missions involved a test of rotational gravity using a tether between the spacecraft and its booster. It worked, although they used a short tether so the RPM had to be pretty high for even a small amount of gravity. For earth gravity at RPMs that dont make people dizzy, you need a tether that's about a mile long. Still totally doable though.

/heh....doable....


In the Battletech universe they had a solution for artificial gravity while traveling within a single star system. You constantly accelerate the ship toward where you're flying, and when you get half-way there you flip it around and decelerate the rest of the way, effectively mimicking gravity for most of the trip, except that really disorienting part in the middle where the ship flips around.
 
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