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Course examines how sperm know which way is up

An adult education centre in the city of St Poelten, in Lower Austria, is running an evening class to discuss 'sex in space'.

The classes offer to teach students all about the theoretical problems of sex in space, where there is either no gravity or low gravity, and is lead by an astrophysics expert from the University of Vienna, Professor Johannes Leitner.

He said: "The topic is very important for further research, especially when we think about it in relation to space tourism and the popularity of the programme for sending the first people to Mars."

It examines such questions as how do sperm know which way is up if there is no gravity, and how sex differs when couples have to tackle the lack of gravity.

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