Big question on my mind... well.. okay...so, an idle thought between actual work that needs to be done.. thank goodness for the internet and google searches.. anyway..so.. do they do the nasty in the void?? Officially, it seems as though the old Code of the Orbit holds firm. NASA denies that there's ever been sex in space, and the astronauts aren't talking. Raymond J. Noonan, a professor of human sexuality who wrote his PhD thesis on sex in space, says.." Based on human nature, they have to have had sex in space by now. If people are in space for a year, six months, or even less, they are at least masturbating." But, even masturbation is a taboo subject around the space programme and only ever referred to as " servicing the Hubble telescope . " if at all. To date, Valeri Polyakov, a Russian doctor, holds the world record of 438 consecutive days in space. No word on whether he jerked off in zero gravity. [ what's that? one of the cleaning crew complaining ' it just goes everywhere.' ].. In the book " Final Mission ", French astronomer Pierre Kohler claims scientists secretly used elastic belts and inflatable tubes to test sexual positions on a space shuttle mission in 1996. NASA emphatically denies this charge, pointing out that the mission had no women on it,[ to which Kohler just laughed haughtily and muttered something in French.] Moreover, a married couple did fly together in 1992, but official reports claim she had a headache.. Ryan Sperry at Space Centre Houston cites the confines of a shuttle as a drawback. " There's no way a couple could have sex without everyone turning their heads to look at them. " plus, there's no dimmer switch, and good luck finding any incense. all in all, what happens on the dark side of the moon stays on the other side...The hush-hush policy is probably because of Congress..sex is one of those things Congress is sensitive about to begin with, so NASA is very careful not to piss it off..hey, it's true..if it found out, Congress could cut off funding for the space programme and the shuttle pilots would have to give up their subscription to Juggs.... So.. anyone have the skinny/inside dope on this?.. Wild speculation and graphic descriptions of possible methods of pre-orbital insertion welcome..