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Sex in Space Paperback – August 1, 2006
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Men have been going into space since 1961 (Yuri Gagarin),Women since 1963 (Valentina Tereschkova),and the first flight of a mixed sex crew (Svetlana Savitskaya, Leonid Popov, Alexander Serbrov) in 1982. So, it is conceivable(there's that pun again) that the first orbital...uh..docking...occurred with a Russian Crew. And - while there is some conjecture, again, no positive evidence comes to the fore.
So, if not, why not? The Author notes the difficulty that many humans have in adapting to weightlessness,and to making love in a zero-G environment either in a crowded spacecraft or in the relatively spacious Shuttle. Questions like "who hangs on to what, when and how?" are covered using action figures (named Barbarella and Buck) in Chapter 2. Hugh Hefner has nothing to worry about from any of the illustrations.
But the book quickly becomes serious . Chapter 3 , entitled:"Making space babies:conception,pregnancy and birth" looks into aspects of space love that most people (men especially)haven't given much thought to(kind of like the saturday night bar scene on earth). Confirming the notion that Mother Nature has a sense of humor, Woodmansee notes that at least one Astronaut had erections occur fairly frequently during his three missions, but also noted that sperm motility suffers reduced levels.The problems of radiation effects on DNA during pregnancy are also reviewed. So far as is known,no pregnant women have flown in space. Yet.Read more ›
Woodmansee revied all available literature on teh subject.