SEPT. 24 – Now a new sexual debate has begun in Germany. But, that is not normal, it is a debate of ‘cosmic sex’. Cosmic sex that is, sex in space. Germany’s state news agency DW has started the debate.
The debate was asked to German astronaut Matthias Maurer. He was asked, ‘Is sex in space also discussed in space travel preparation and training?’ Maurel said, ‘No. But, maybe it should be. ‘
Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet astronaut, arrived in space on April 12, 1961, 60 years ago. Since then, astronauts from the United States, the Soviet Union (now Russia), Britain and China have arrived in space. They all came from government institutions.
However, since 2021, the private sector has entered space travel. From British billionaire Richard Branson to Amazon and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, his own company has gone into space. SpaceX, the company of Tesla owner Elon Musk, recently made a fresh start in privatization by completing a commercial space mission. Elon Musk has been saying that passengers can be brought to Mars in the next 10 years.
It is in this context that the debate over the sex of space has now begun in Germany.
Has it already happened?
Space does not have the same gravity as Earth. Sex hormone production, like estrogen, is reduced. Not as comfortable as on earth. However, the German media DW said that although it is difficult to have sex in space, it is not impossible. He estimates he has had sex in space before.
The first estimate is NASA’s 1992 space mission. The mission was carried out by Mark Charles Lee and his wife Jan Davis. They met secretly only a year ago at NASA. The 1992 mission is also known as their ‘honeymoon mission’. Both Mark and Jan have not talked about space sex. However, DW estimates that they had sex in space.
Another possibility is that there may have been sexual intercourse in space‚ the Soviet Union’s 1982 space mission. Svetlana Savitskaya was on that mission. She was the second female astronaut to go on the mission with her male friend. DW estimates that they may have had sex during their eight-day mission.
DW has started such a debate from Wednesday under the headline ‘Let’s talk about sex in space now’. Stating that everything from space travel to space tourism has come up, DW has presented such material saying that debate is necessary.
This material was prepared by a journalist from DW’s Science Bit.