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How do you have sex in space? We asked an Aussie astronaut!

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Humans are faced with myriad difficulties in space.

There’s no gravity, no atmosphere, and no Netflix. But while these no doubt present a number of difficult hurdles for astronauts, the biggest problem I’ve always wondered about is, can you have sex in space? And if so, how the hell do you do it?

Surely with a number of red-blooded humans in a tight space together there’s some sexual tension that needs to get resolved, but the lack of gravity and very un-sexy space suits would, I imagine make things…hard…

So I raised these very important questions with Australian Mars One candidate, Josh Richards when he came into our offices for an installment of Techly Talks

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Technically, Riordan writes culture, politics and sport, but 80% of his words are direct quotes stolen from The Simpsons. He promises to tweet more at @riordanl and speaks words for The Zero Thumbs Down Podcast.

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