The space sex problems that could stop Elon Musk colonizing Mars with new babies – including radiation and low libido 0 85

ELON Musk has big plans for humans to colonize Mars and has previously said he’d like one million people to be there by 2050.

Living on the Red Planet will be difficult in itself but colonizing it could present other issues including the problem of having babies in space.

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No one has ever gotten pregnant in space and even sex in space has never been officially recorded.

The topic is something space agencies are looking to explore as long-distance space travel draws closer to being a reality.

If humans are to one day live in space and colonize Mars, we’ll need to work out how to reproduce there.

So far, several issues with sex in space have been identified.

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Low libido

Astronauts have previously noted that their sexual libido suffered during space missions.

The weightlessness of space is said to cause hormonal changes that could decrease a person’s sex drive.

German astronaut Ulrich Walter wrote a book called ‘Höllenritt durch Raum und Zeit (A hell ride through time and space)’, which discusses sex in space.

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The astronaut said he lost his libido during a 10-day stay in space but was reassured that it can return after a few weeks.

It’s currently unclear if long space missions to Mars or living on a different planet would have a similar effect.

Pushing your partner away

Without gravity, the actual act of having sex could prove to be the biggest issue.

A lack of gravity means your partner would be pushed away from you without some sort of assistance.

Former Nasa bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe told DW that Velcro could be a solution to space sex issues.

He told the outlet: “Everything on the walls of the space station is covered in Velcro, so you could take advantage of that by velcroing one partner to the wall.

“You have to get creative in this space.”

Radiation threats

A recent study found that space radiation from a Mars mission could affect how fertile a woman is.

According to a paper in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology: “Space travel has different effects on the reproductive capacity of women compared to men.

“The radiation exposure intrinsic to deep space travel causes destruction of some of a woman’s primordial follicles.

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“Data suggests that a typical Mars mission may reduce a women’s ovarian reserve by about 50%.

“This has consequences to a woman’s reproductive capacity and, more significantly, decreases the time interval to her menopause.”

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My bitter ex told lies to my friends about my ‘small manhood’ after I dumped her 0 47

DEAR DEIDRE: MY ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger.

She never complained when we were together, but last week she told the girls in our group that being with me was “like kissing a soggy lettuce leaf” and that she “literally didn’t feel a thing when we were having sex” because I’m so small.

My ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger

I’m 25 and she’s 24. I think part of it is jealousy.

She knows a couple of the other girls fancy me and I think she’s trying to sabotage any chance I have with them.

Not that I’m even planning anything.

She’s so insecure and has a vicious tongue on her.

I’m tempted to let each of her so-called friends know what she really says about them in private.

Even her best friend gets a nasty critique every time she posts anything on Instagram.

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Her top is either too short, or her hair looks like wire, or her laugh is fake . . . it goes on and on.

I don’t regret splitting up with her but this last trick has really infuriated me.

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You could maybe reply with: “Let’s just say she never complained when we were together and nor have any of my other exes.”

Your friends will soon see her behaviour for what it is – jealous insecurity.

My partner said he was on a work trip – but he was actually getting married and on his honeymoon 0 30

DEAR DEIDRE: MY partner said he was on a work trip two months ago, but he had actually got married and been on honeymoon.

Our relationship had become a bit predictable, but we still had regular sex and nice days out with our two young sons.

My partner lied about his work trip – he was really on his HONEYMOON

I’m 32 and he’s 37. Our sons are four and two.

When he returned from his “work trip” he blamed me for his cheating, saying I had let myself go and didn’t pay him enough attention.

He then told me he’d “traded up” for a better model. It didn’t stop there.

He said that his wife, who is 27, is absolutely stunning and makes him feel special.

Apparently this woman was a barmaid he’d met on a golf trip and they had been seeing each other for six months.

He told me all this, then marched upstairs and packed his games console and his clothes and drove off out of my life.

The thing is, we always talked about getting married but when we had kids there always seemed something better to spend our money on.

Mutual friends have told me he has moved into a new-build home on the other side of our small town and his wife has plenty of family money.

My sons are really missing him and I don’t even know how I feel.

Sometimes when he comes to visit the boys I beg him to come home.

But other times I’m so angry with him, I refuse to let him in.

Now he is accusing me of stopping him from seeing his children.

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Surely he can’t just show up when he likes?

I’m a mess and need to start getting a grip for the kids’ sake.

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DEIDRE SAYS: I’m so sorry your partner ended your relationship in such a cruel way.

This man sounds selfish and immature, and quite frankly the way he has treated you is emotionally abusive.

It won’t feel like it now, but you really are better off without him.

He is behaving like he still lives in your home, by just turning up unannounced.

Tell him firmly that you would encourage a good relationship between him and your sons but he can only collect them with prior arrangement.

Start to put down your boundaries.

I’m sending you my support pack When Parents Fall Out, which you could pass to him to help explain why you need to co-operate for the future wellbeing of your children.

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