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Researcher offers advice on how to have gay sex in space - and it's out of this world

Same-sex couples are more likely to have "the same centers of gravity" says Dr. Alex Layendecker

2021-11-23

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Pexels

A researcher into human sexuality and reproduction in off-Earth environments has offered insight into how to have satisfying gay sex in space.

Step one? Find a partner who's a similar weight and height as you, as you'll then have similar "centers of gravity."

Plus, you can share clothes!

Speaking to Futurist, Dr. Alex Layendecker - also a US Air Force pilot - furthermore recommended sexual positions for zero gravity, including spooning and doggy, because it's then easier to hold onto your partner.

"Anchor at least one partner"

“It would actually probably be easier for a homosexual couple [to have sex] because they’d likely have similar mass sizes,” Layendecker told the publication.

“If you have two males, for example, that are roughly the same size and weight, they’re going to have roughly the same centers of gravity - so it might actually be more stable and easier for them to interact.”

Layendecker furthermore said: “If [astronauts] need to secure somebody on the floor and stabilize them against the spacecraft, they use duct tape.

"You can also use holsters or whatever too to somehow anchor at least one partner, and then the other one can… you know.”

Futurist's intriguing deep-dive into gay space sex also diverts into topics such as the LGBTQ-unfriendly history of NASA, and lesbian astronauts such as Sally Ride.