Sex In Space

artwork credit: Matt Furie

Synopsis: it’s hard. And the recent article that circulated about confidential NASA sex studies on the space shuttles? Definitely a hoax.

That said, sex in space is important to think about (not to mention fun) – put a bunch of humans on a tiny ship on a 6 month trip to Mars and, you can imagine. Astronauts need to do it like anyone else, especially if the mission counts on their mental and physical well-being. Some things to consider:

Sex in space would likely be “hotter and wetter” than on Earth, [Vanna Bonta, writer] said, because in zero-G there is no natural convection to carry away body heat. Also, scientists have found that people tend to perspire more in microgravity. The moisture associated with sexual congress could pool as floating droplets.

The physics of zero-G make the mechanics of sex more complicated. Bonta said it was challenging even to kiss her husband during a zero-G simulation flight they took recently. “You actually have to struggle to connect and stay connected,” she recalled. Partners would have to be anchored to the wall and/or to each other. To address that need, Bonta has come up with her own design for garments equipped with strategically placed Velcro strips and zippers.

Although zero-G could be a boon for saggy body parts, Bonta said males might notice a “slight decrease” in penis size due to the lower blood pressure that humans experience in microgravity.

Romantics will also need to guard against the type of motion sickness that space travelers often encounter, especially if they get too adventurous right off. “Save the acrobatics for post-play vs. foreplay,” Bonta advised.

(MSNBC)

What’s more, we don’t know if traditional mammalian conception is even possible in zero-G, though I imagine the first carnal explorers will find this of little relevance.

This is my first post written in response to votes from Skribit. “Sex in Space” left the other suggestions behind in the polls for dead, go figure. Thanks for your ideas so far, keep them coming!

Sex In Space

artwork credit: Matt Furie

Synopsis: it’s hard. And the recent article that circulated about confidential NASA sex studies on the space shuttles? Definitely a hoax.

That said, sex in space is important to think about (not to mention fun) — put a bunch of humans on a tiny ship on a 6 month trip to Mars and, you can imagine. Astronauts need to do it like anyone else, especially if the mission counts on their mental and physical well-being. Some things to consider:

Sex in space would likely be “hotter and wetter” than on Earth, [Vanna Bonta, writer] said, because in zero-G there is no natural convection to carry away body heat. Also, scientists have found that people tend to perspire more in microgravity. The moisture associated with sexual congress could pool as floating droplets.

The physics of zero-G make the mechanics of sex more complicated. Bonta said it was challenging even to kiss her husband during a zero-G simulation flight they took recently. “You actually have to struggle to connect and stay connected,” she recalled. Partners would have to be anchored to the wall and/or to each other. To address that need, Bonta has come up with her own design for garments equipped with strategically placed Velcro strips and zippers.

Although zero-G could be a boon for saggy body parts, Bonta said males might notice a “slight decrease” in penis size due to the lower blood pressure that humans experience in microgravity.

Romantics will also need to guard against the type of motion sickness that space travelers often encounter, especially if they get too adventurous right off. “Save the acrobatics for post-play vs. foreplay,” Bonta advised.

(MSNBC)

What’s more, we don’t know if traditional mammalian conception is even possible in zero-G, though I imagine the first carnal explorers will find this of little relevance.

This is my first post written in response to votes from Skribit. “Sex in Space” left the other suggestions behind in the polls for dead, go figure. Thanks for your ideas so far, keep them coming!

Skribit: Social Topic Suggestions

If you look at the sidebar on this website, you’ll see I’ve added a section for topic suggestions. I’m using a new widget called Skribit that lets you not only submit ideas to this blog but vote on other people’s suggestions as well. Ideas can be as general as “more music” like has already been suggested, or as specific as you want – I’m always game for pretending I know something about expansion and scale or the geometric symmetry of the circle of fifths, give me your best shot.

Moreover, I’m proud to be one of the founders of Skribit, which I built with a number of other people about a month ago at Startup Weekend Atlanta, playing the role of designer. Props to Jared England for, among other things, his sweet logo design & artwork.

Skribit launched into private beta last night. There’s still a ton of improvements to be made, but we’ve gotten to a point where it’s safe to start letting people play around. Give it a try if you like, I’m really excited to see how it works for this site. And drop me a line if you’d like one for your own blog, for the time being I can hook you up with beta access.

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Skribit: Social Topic Suggestions

If you look at the sidebar on this website, you’ll see I’ve added a section for topic suggestions. I’m using a new widget called Skribit that lets you not only submit ideas to this blog but vote on other people’s suggestions as well. Ideas can be as general as “more music” like has already been suggested, or as specific as you want — I’m always game for pretending I know something about expansion and scale or the geometric symmetry of the circle of fifths, give me your best shot.

Moreover, I’m proud to be one of the founders of Skribit, which I built with a number of other people about a month ago at Startup Weekend Atlanta, playing the role of designer. Props to Jared England for, among other things, his sweet logo design & artwork.

Skribit launched into private beta last night. There’s still a ton of improvements to be made, but we’ve gotten to a point where it’s safe to start letting people play around. Give it a try if you like, I’m really excited to see how it works for this site. And drop me a line if you’d like one for your own blog, for the time being I can hook you up with beta access.

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FFFFOUND! Redux

This is my response to an image recently promoted to the top of social image bookmarking site, FFFFOUND!. Full sizes of original and response below, and links to the entries on FFFFOUND! for your bookmarking pleasure.

Text from the original was:

helloworld.
i’m using ffffounddotcom.
i am a graphic designer.
therefore, i love design.
and i’d like to tell you something:

the pussy, the boobs, the whatever
of your girlfriend body has
nothing to do with design.

graphic design ≠ sex.
pictures: yes.
your sister anatomy: no, thanks.

Previously: FFFFOUND!

Update: some recent responses in FFFFOUND!

FFFFOUND! Redux

This is my response to an image recently promoted to the top of social image bookmarking site, FFFFOUND!. Full sizes of original and response below, and links to the entries on FFFFOUND! for your bookmarking pleasure.

Text from the original was:

helloworld.
i’m using ffffounddotcom.
i am a graphic designer.
therefore, i love design.
and i’d like to tell you something:

the pussy, the boobs, the whatever
of your girlfriend body has
nothing to do with design.

graphic design ≠ sex.
pictures: yes.
your sister anatomy: no, thanks.

Previously: FFFFOUND!

Update: some recent responses in FFFFOUND!