Pornhub Is Crowdfunding The First Space Porno

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Pornhub Is Crowdfunding The First Space Porno

Pornhub is using Indiegogo's crowdfunding platform to support the universe's first pornographic film... in space.

I'm willing to bet humanity has always thought space travel was a little sexy - everything from Star Trek to Mass Effect is proof of that. But in reality, space sex is problematic and super awkward for everyone involved, which is why most astronauts refuse to even discuss it. But apparently that doesn't bother the folks at Pornhub, who just turned to crowdfunding to do what no man or woman has done before - create the first pornographic film in space.

Currently running on Indiegogo, the Sexploration campaign is exactly what it sounds like. The team is looking to train and outfit a crew, assemble specialists, buy custom film equipment, and pay for a shuttle that will take the actors to space. Combined, Pornhub is projecting a grand total of $3.4 million to ensure a successful... er, launch... far above your typical porno budget. (Although on the plus side, it's a great value compared to the usual NASA Space Shuttle mission cost of $450 million.)

That's precisely why Pornhub turned to crowdfunding, and just like any campaign, it offers extensive backer rewards. Donors can be provided with early access to Sexploration, interviews with actors Eva Lovia and Johnny Sims, and various merchandise items. The top reward tier of $150,000 - which is called Uranus, because of course it is - will even grant you one of the spacesuits used during filming, complete with underwear.

"This will be a grand experiment in learning how intercourse works after penetrating the Earth's atmosphere," Corey Price, vice president of Pornhub said.

In fairness, having sex in space will be pretty important if humankind ever wants to colonize other worlds. But on the other hand, I doubt this will be much of an educational venture - especially since one of the reward tiers lets backers plot a scene. That said I suspect this film will have much in common with actual Moon Landing videos - specifically, the part where lots of people on Earth claimed it was fake.

If the campaign is successful, Pornhub's space mission will take place sometime in 2016. Keep watching the skies.

Source: Indiegogo, via VentureBeat

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Fund it. Everybody go fund this now.
We need to do this for science!

Objectable:
Fund it. Everybody go fund this now.
We need to do this for science!

Already done:
http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/2l5zlb/til_that_a_special_space_suit_has_been_created_so/

Besides that, I wonder who the lucky Asstronauts will be?

I will never understand why people like porn or why they'd fund something like this, humanity confuses me.

Xan Krieger:
I will never understand why people like porn or why they'd fund something like this, humanity confuses me.

People like sex. Porn is that, but without all the prerequisites. It's pretty simple.

This is a doomed plan if the porno involved a man. Low gravity decreases blood pressure and circulation, so its probably not even possible for a man to get an erection in space.

Xan Krieger:
I will never understand why people like porn or why they'd fund something like this, humanity confuses me.

Oh come on man, you're part of this weird human race! :D

Don't pretend like you've never had an idea others said was crazy! Like...Melted Cinammon Waffles or something O_o

OP: If this succeeds then I'd want the final video to be accompanied by live footage from NASA, seeing tears roll down their eyes as their space exploration mission gets denied again.

Sigmund Av Volsung:

Xan Krieger:
I will never understand why people like porn or why they'd fund something like this, humanity confuses me.

Oh come on man, you're part of this weird human race! :D

Don't pretend like you've never had an idea others said was crazy! Like...Melted Cinammon Waffles or something O_o

OP: If this succeeds then I'd want the final video to be accompanied by live footage from NASA, seeing tears roll down their eyes as their space exploration mission gets denied again.

As well they should, they've been going about this the wrong way all this time! SCREW GOVERNMENTAL FUNDING! All you've gotta do is go on Kickstarter and say that you'll personally scan and send pictures of any and all nudie mags we find on alien worlds! That'll get the space program started again!

Couldn't afford Lisa Ann huh? Still, if the rocket isn't shapped like a giant Cock n' Balls I'll be very disappointed.

Also relevant:

So. Many. Jokes...must. Hold. Back!
How much did they pay you for this article?? Tell me everything! ;)

Xsjadoblayde:
So. Many. Jokes...must. Hold. Back!
How much did they pay you for this article?? Tell me everything! ;)

My son, this is a situation where you must not hold back. It demands jokes, it needs them.

bz316:
This is a doomed plan if the porno involved a man. Low gravity decreases blood pressure and circulation, so its probably not even possible for a man to get an erection in space.

I for one would be thrilled if the first space porn was girl-on-girl. Who's with me?

"As the shuttle lifts off, those watching suddenly thought of a metaphor about what was to come"

Also:

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Fappy:

bz316:
This is a doomed plan if the porno involved a man. Low gravity decreases blood pressure and circulation, so its probably not even possible for a man to get an erection in space.

I for one would be thrilled if the first space porn was girl-on-girl. Who's with me?

I'll second that motion! :D

OT:

"This will be a grand experiment in learning how intercourse works after penetrating the Earth's atmosphere,"

Out of everything in this article, it was the actual quote from Pornhub's vice president that got a snicker out of me. :P

Objectable:
Fund it. Everybody go fund this now.
We need to do this for science!

No we don't. They should fund this crap on their own. I don't particularly like the porn industry. Hardly anything in this world is more shallow than that.

Really, it was only a matter of time.

If there's one thing that will never change, it's humanity creating new advances in technology, and then trying to find a way to have sex on/with it.

I want to fund this. Not because I want to watch it, but because I just want to be in a world where this exists.

It makes me smile somehow.

Have you seen how any fluid behaves in space? It's going to be a logistical nightmare! I can see it now; jizz is going to get in the controls and screw up re-entry. Make of that what you will.

Well, this has certainly aroused my curiosity.

Kajin:

Xan Krieger:
I will never understand why people like porn or why they'd fund something like this, humanity confuses me.

People like sex. Porn is that, but without all the prerequisites. It's pretty simple.

I don't even know what sex is like so I I'm neutral on the subject.

Sigmund Av Volsung:

Xan Krieger:
I will never understand why people like porn or why they'd fund something like this, humanity confuses me.

Oh come on man, you're part of this weird human race! :D

Don't pretend like you've never had an idea others said was crazy! Like...Melted Cinammon Waffles or something O_o

OP: If this succeeds then I'd want the final video to be accompanied by live footage from NASA, seeing tears roll down their eyes as their space exploration mission gets denied again.

Melted cinnemmon (how the heck do you spell it? I've tried like 10 different ways) waffles? Now there's something that demands funding.

Gene Roddenberry would be positively salivating at the prospect if he were alive. Hell, he probably would have funded the project himself.

...Wait, weren't his ashes sent into space? Well, I guess he's in luck if he's the type that "likes to watch."

Well it wont be the first rocket they've sent up.

I'll see myself out.

"Keep watching the skies"
With umbrella firmly in hand.

At first, my knee-jerk reaction to this was a bit of anger that they were using expensive powerful precise equipment and vehicles for space exploration to do something as stupid as making a porno in space. But then I was like...

image

Hey, it's their money, they can do whatever the heck they want with it, provided it doesn't hurt anyone.

To boldly come where no man has come before.

...I'm not sorry.

I first saw this on reddit.com/nottheonion.

...I still don't know how to respond.

Well, given Pornhub's shitty business practices, I vote 'no thanks' on this. Also 'cause I have a feeling this'll blow up in somebody's face. Theirs or the crowd-funders.

Ooh think of the cool porn names!

"Pound control to Major Dong...please mind your thrust upon re-entry".

Shanicus:
Well, given Pornhub's shitty business practices, I vote 'no thanks' on this. Also 'cause I have a feeling this'll blow up in somebody's face. Theirs or the crowd-funders.

Well, it sure would be a disappointment if it didn't blow up in someone's face.

...

Adam Jensen:

Objectable:
Fund it. Everybody go fund this now.
We need to do this for science!

No we don't. They should fund this crap on their own. I don't particularly like the porn industry. Hardly anything in this world is more shallow than that.

Like video games?

Hold on. Hold on. the universe's first?

Bit presumptious isn't it?
The universe is a big place...

Surely, there must be a species somewhere that has tried this, right? Right!?

Who's gonna fly them into space? The Russians?

Adam Jensen:

Objectable:
Fund it. Everybody go fund this now.
We need to do this for science!

No we don't. They should fund this crap on their own. I don't particularly like the porn industry. Hardly anything in this world is more shallow than that.

What, you didn't ask for porn?

Man, finishing anywhere "outside" would be a logistic nightmare.
Still, can't wait for my
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CrystalShadow:
Hold on. Hold on. the universe's first?

Bit presumptious isn't it?
The universe is a big place...

Surely, there must be a species somewhere that has tried this, right? Right!?

The first time humans have had sex in space, certainly. Well, unless there's something the ISS crew isn't telling us...

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