Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson answered the burning question, “How do you have sex in space” Tuesday on ABC’s “The View.”
The short answer: you will need to strap your self in.
At first, co-host Paula Faris was shy and asked, “How is [clears throat] you know what different? How is it different in outer space considering gravity.”
Degrasse Tyson responded, “It’s kind of different.”
Co-host Joy Behar interjected, “Suddenly, she’s shy about sex.” Faris retorted, “Okay, how do you have sex in space?”
Degrasse Tyson said, “It’s kind of different because in zero G, normally you’re not even thinking, presumably that normal things you do when you’re having sex — like your partner doesn’t recoil and fly against the wall when this happens.”
“Speak for yourself,” interjected Behar.
“So you would have to go up with like straps and velcro,” explained Degrasse Tyson.
Faris commented, “Like 50 Shades of Space, right?”
Degrasse Tyson continued, “Just to keep things in place. And I’m told some people might own that already.”
An excited Faris asked, “You have to strap yourself in?”
“Basically,” said Degrasse Tyson. “Otherwise you start careening off walls and things.”
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg joked at Faris saying, “Don’t say anymore. She’s all excited.” Faris said, “Sign me up.”
“So it would be really different,” explained Degrasse Tyson. “But and I think a fun kind of different though. It’s not dangerous. It’s just different. And you should brush up on the laws of physics before you go into space.”