Someone recently told me that he once believed if a girl was on top during sex she could not get pregnant. Even though this is definitely not true I can understand where he got the logic for this idea. What goes up must come down, with gravity and all that jazz. But are there ways in which gravity or lack of gravity actually could affect sex and contraception? What about sex in space?
Photo by Steve Boxall Zero-Gravity Corp.
Looking at the “sex in space” Wikipedia page, it seems that other than science fiction writers, not many people have devoted much time to the idea of sex in space. I suppose it makes sense—hopefully the human race won’t have to ditch Earth and head for space anytime soon. However, should we have to leave tomorrow, at least one person is ready. Vanna Bonta, a novelist, poet, and film actress has invented the 2suit. The 2suit is a garment designed to facilitate effortless intimacy in a weightless environment such as outer space, or planets with low gravity. I can’t tell from the picture how the 2suit works; there doesn’t seem to be a detailed description anywhere on how to use this thing. It kind of looks like two space suits that you just zip together, which kind of seems like a rip off. Maybe the creators of the Snuggie had something to do with the development of this idea. Either way, Vanna Bonta gets kudos in my book for being what seems to be the only person concerned about the human race and the possible doom it faces when and if we relocate to space.
Whether you are having sex upside-down, sideways, front-ways, while floating in the air with zero gravity or tons of gravity, there is no substitute for using some kind of contraception like a condom and the pill or the patch, just to name a few. It seems that people who practice unprotected and unsafe sex are always looking for ways around having to use contraception. The fact of the matter is that there is no way around it. A body having sex is trying really hard to make a baby. We have sex because it is pleasurable, but believe it or not, once upon a time sex was only about making babies! Eli Whitney invented sex in 1798.
Eli Whitney (Credit: www.examiner.com)
Its sole purpose was to make babies and repopulate the human species, which was becoming extinct after thousands of years without breeding! Ironically, it was as a manufacturer of muskets that Whitney finally became rich.