Paper: The Dangers of Sex in Space (2023)


The paper focuses on the upcoming decade (2023 to 2033) and the projected growth in orbital space tourism, where flights may last from a few days to several weeks. The paper emphasizes that the motivations and behaviors of space tourists are likely to be different from professional astronauts. One central aspect is the realistic expectation that space tourism participants may not abstain from sexual activities while in microgravity and under increased levels of ionizing radiation. This leads to the concern of uncontrolled human conception in space. The paper reviews the potential risks and considerations surrounding human sexual activities and conception in space. This includes the physiological, ethical, and legal implications of these activities.

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