Russians 'never, ever had sex in space': official

Apr 22, 2011
File picture shows Russian cosmonauts working in space. Russian or Soviet cosmonauts never had sex in space in the 50 years of human exploration of the cosmos. And that's official, according to a Russian expert. As for Americans, well, you'd better ask them.

Russian or Soviet cosmonauts never had sex in space in the 50 years of human exploration of the cosmos. And that's official, according to a Russian expert. As for Americans, well, you'd better ask them.

"There's no official or unofficial evidence that there were instances of or the carrying out of sexual experiments in space," Valery Bogomolov, deputy director of the Moscow-based Institute of Biomedical Problems told the Interfax news agency.

"At least, in the history of Russian or Soviet space exploration this most certainly was not the case," said Bogomolov.

Rumours have persisted for years of secret Russian and American programmes to test the effects of on sex but this has always been strongly denied by both sides.

"As for American exploration, well, I just don't have the information to categorically deny that," said Bogomolov. "There are just anecdotal rumours which are not worth trusting," he added.

Explore further: Meteorites yield clues to Martian early atmosphere

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Russian rocket docks with space station

Dec 17, 2010

A Russian Soyuz space rocket carrying three astronauts on Friday docked with the International Space Station (ISS), Russia's mission control said.

Russian cargo spacecraft nearing ISS

Jun 17, 2005

MOSCOW, June 17 (UPI) -- A Russian cargo spacecraft has been launched into orbit successfully and will reach the International Space Station Saturday, Russian space officials said.

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS

Jul 29, 2009

A Russian cargo ship, launched Friday from the Baikonur space station in Kazakhstan, docked Wednesday with the International Space Station, the Russian news agency Interfax said.

Russian spaceship docks at the ISS

Apr 26, 2006

Russian officials say the Progress M-56 supply spacecraft launched Monday docked Wednesday with the orbiting International Space Station.

Recommended for you

Red moon at night; stargazer's delight

14 hours ago

Monday night's lunar eclipse proved just as delightful as expected to those able to view it. On the East Coast, cloudy skies may have gotten in the way, but at the National Science Foundation's National Optical ...

Meteorites yield clues to Martian early atmosphere

17 hours ago

(Phys.org) —Geologists who analyzed 40 meteorites that fell to Earth from Mars unlocked secrets of the Martian atmosphere hidden in the chemical signatures of these ancient rocks. Their study, published ...

Let's put a sailboat on Titan

20 hours ago

The large moons orbiting the gas giants in our solar system have been getting increasing attention in recent years. Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is the only natural satellite known to house a thick atmosphere. ...

Image: Rosetta's Philae lander snaps a selfie

20 hours ago

Philae is awake… and taking pictures! This image, acquired last night with the lander's CIVA (Comet nucleus Infrared and Visible Analyzer) instrument, shows the left and right solar panels of ESA's well-traveled ...

User comments : 21

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

insignificant_fish
5 / 5 (1) Apr 22, 2011
dis a point ment...
diletanta
5 / 5 (1) Apr 22, 2011
I fail to see how this hasn't made the object of inteeeensive experiments yet. :)
Bob_Kob
3 / 5 (2) Apr 22, 2011
Cause the space missions are filled with mathematicians and physicists... go figure.
whalio
5 / 5 (1) Apr 22, 2011
I'm sure someone has, who wouldn't want to get laid in zero G?

...besides someone has at least self stimulated.
NotAsleep
5 / 5 (1) Apr 22, 2011
...besides someone has at least self stimulated.


In zero G's, you could put a dart board on the other side of the station and do target practice
Norezar
5 / 5 (1) Apr 22, 2011
...besides someone has at least self stimulated.


In zero G's, you could put a dart board on the other side of the station and do target practice


That'd really improve the quality of my day.
Cave_Man
3 / 5 (4) Apr 22, 2011
A new frontier in sexploration.
panorama
5 / 5 (2) Apr 22, 2011
Gives a whole new meaning to the term "explosive decompression"
Skepticus
3 / 5 (2) Apr 22, 2011
As with all the official ejaculations,er, assertions, you can't prove a thing one way or another. It just their words and files can always conveniently "lost, misplaced". People can be pressured to shut up. To me, unless minds can be read, all announcements whatsoever are absolutely bunk, commmie or whoever.
emsquared
4.2 / 5 (5) Apr 22, 2011
In Mother Russia, space has sex in you!
beelize54
5 / 5 (1) Apr 22, 2011
Russians 'never, ever had sex in space
But they're trying to have it at least - which is what the scientific research and human curiousness is about. We should always move our limits further..

http://www.jameso...rus.html
that_guy
not rated yet Apr 22, 2011
One this dangerous and important issue, I volunteer. No, don't stop me, my mind is made. I fully understand the risk of greivous harm arising from a freak zero g accidents to my space laser cannon, but I stand steadfast and ready to ravish the final frontier.

and I gave you all fives, every comment was gold...or at least silver.
irjsiq
1 / 5 (1) Apr 23, 2011
"Inquisitive"
Are Russians less Inquisitive?
Utilizing current technologies, and a Six Month journey to Mars?
Human Inquisitiveness dispels such proclamation.

Roy J Stewart
RobertKarlStonjek
3.7 / 5 (3) Apr 23, 2011
They don't need to have sex ~ they can see the Earth move through the window...
Skepticus
1 / 5 (1) Apr 23, 2011
On a more serious note, any space-faring aspirants will conduct sex-in-space experiments to study its consequences in preparation for prolonged journeys. From this, any spaceflight longer than 15 minutes with two sexes on board is suspect!
StarDust21
not rated yet Apr 23, 2011
well they at least must have wanked themselves. Must be kinda weird lol
Hev
not rated yet Apr 23, 2011
Being continuously watched by anyone on the planet, including partner, family, friends and employers, would turn off anyone but a complete weirdo. They are there to work anyway - what they do afterwards is their problem.
Norezar
not rated yet Apr 23, 2011
Being continuously watched by anyone on the planet, including partner, family, friends and employers, would turn off anyone but a complete weirdo. They are there to work anyway - what they do afterwards is their problem.


A couple months in a box floating in space the size of a van would probably make anyone pretty "tense." I don't think performance anxiety would be an issue after awhile. ;)
Chase_O_
not rated yet Apr 24, 2011
Denying something no one ever thought about would normally be pointless...... but doing that while bringing up the idea of sex in space! $$$!
Shelgeyr
1 / 5 (1) Apr 24, 2011
No, no, this is all just a big misunderstanding! The original comment was probably something like "Floor? In zero-G, every flat surface is a wall. There is no 'floor'".

It's just that in Russian, the word "pol" can mean both "floor" and "sex", so the translator decided to have some fun with the western press corp. Right?
Silver_the_Fox
not rated yet Apr 26, 2011
This post is highly immature, PM me for actual, serious thoughts on this topic, and BTW, what would a vodka drinking contest end up as in space? how long you could hold your breath in outer space? Oh the possibilities...

More news stories

Meteorites yield clues to Martian early atmosphere

(Phys.org) —Geologists who analyzed 40 meteorites that fell to Earth from Mars unlocked secrets of the Martian atmosphere hidden in the chemical signatures of these ancient rocks. Their study, published ...

Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life

A fluctuating tilt in a planet's orbit does not preclude the possibility of life, according to new research by astronomers at the University of Washington, Utah's Weber State University and NASA. In fact, ...

Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top seven million

Sony says it has sold seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide since its launch last year and admitted it can't make them fast enough, in a welcome change of fortune for the Japanese consumer electronics giant.