PornHub Is Crowdfunding a Space-Age 'Sexploration' Sex Tape

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Porn website PornHub launched an Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund a sex tape in space. Pornhub

On this big blue marble, us mortal coils constantly grapple with heavy questions revolving around existence: Are we alone in the universe? Is there life out there? Can we boink in zero gravity? The world’s largest adult entertainment emporium, PornHub, is hoping to find out the answer to at least one of those questions. On Thursday, the adult website announced it would be crowdfunding millions of dollars from their hard-jerking fans to do what no man or woman has done before: shoot the first-ever intergalactic sex tape.

“In doing so, we will not only be changing the face of the adult industry, we will also be chronicling how a core component of human life operates while in orbit,” PornHub said in a statement online. The site, which is so far mum about which commercial spaceflight company it’s considering to help them haul a porn set into space, is hoping to make the journey in 2016 if they manage to raise the funds in 60 days.  

Aptly entitled Sexploration, the interstellar romp intends to raise $3.4 million to cover the presumably high costs of sending two porn stars, a ton of lube and condoms, among other things, to test humanity’s limits of the known sexual universe. A handy-dandy chart on the campaign page details what your hard cash would be going to, and claim that 60 percent of the funds will cover the cost of spaceflights; paying off production, insurance, marketing and Indiegogo fees accounting for the rest.

Yet if donating money in the name of cosmic pornography isn’t enough to arouse one’s interest, the Indiegogo campaign is offering some steamy rewards depending on the amount of moolah. Chipping in a cool $500 will get you a thanks on the film’s gag reel. Donating $150,000 lands you the top prize, naturally named “Uranus,” and a spacesuit worn by either Eva Lovia or Johnny Sins, the two actors hoping to take one small step for porn, and a series of repeated thrusts for mankind if the Sexploration mission blasts off successfully.

PornHub’s vice president Corey Price said that in order to get the most bang for their buck, production will begin immediately. “Filming will commence upon takeoff and as the ship climbs, so too will the lovemaking,” he told The Huffington Post. “As soon as the ship reaches its maximum altitude there will be weightlessness for at least a few minutes. Our actors will be having sex and climaxing within that time frame—ideally, of course.”

The actors in question seem to think the prospect is out of this world, too. “This is an amazing opportunity to work two dream jobs at once: porn star and astronaut,” Lovia says in an accompanying promotional video. A kink that remains to be resolved, however, is the fact that it’s virtually unknown how copulating in a weightless environment is like, and if it’s even satisfying.

“Sex is very difficult in zero gravity, apparently, because you have no traction and you keep bumping into walls,” biologist Athena Andreadis said in an interview with Space.com. Regardless, it appears that PornHub wants to finish first in the space (sex) race. We’ll see what comes of it.