2suit

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Logo emblem designating spacesuit functionality as a 2suit

The 2suit (alternately 2-Suit or twosuit) (abbrv. 2S) is a garment designed to facilitate intimacy in the weightless environments such as outer space, or on planets with low gravity. It has been tested in microgravity during a parabolic flight.[1]

History[edit]

Mission patch: pioneering human intimacy in space. "The 2suit is one small step for humankind colonizing the universe." History Channel, The Universe: Sex in Space

The 2Suit was invented by Vanna Bonta in 2006[2] after she experienced microgravity during a parabolic flight that she flew with the National Space Society in 2004. Bonta presented the garment design in 2006 on a panel at a New Space conference of the Space Frontier Foundation.[1] [3][4]

In 2008, the first 2Suit was manufactured and tested by a History Channel documentary for the television series The Universe. The episode premiered on December 3, 2008.[5]

The documentary described the 2Suit as "one small step for humankind colonizing the universe." The garment was presented as a utilitarian garment with multiple applications that serves the need for human intimacy and procreation by stabilizing physical proximity in microgravity environments.[5]

Prototype sketch of the 2Suit (MSNBC)

Design[edit]

Vanna Bonta testing the 2suit in microgravity during a parabolic flight on September 13, 2008 (History Channel, The Universe)

The garment is a two-component flight suit, and is designed to be worn alone or attached to another 2S model for the purpose of intimacy or sex in space. Once attached, additional design functions are deployed, releasing ultralight fabric which transforms the 2suit into one roomy garment that keeps two people in proximity of one another. It includes Velcro strips, zippers and diaphanous inner material.[1]

The 2suit is equipped to fasten to a stable surface. The roominess within the garment is adjustable from within. It also is lined with inner harnesses for optional use that can regulate the garment to adjust proximity of various points of the bodies to one another. A quick-disrobe function removes the garments, optionally leaving harnesses in place for stabilization to a static surface.[6]

Function and purpose[edit]

The function of the 2suit is to allow two or more people to remain in proximity effortlessly in weightless or microgravity environments, permitting physical intimacy and facilitating tandem or adjacent tasks.[7]

References in Pop Culture[edit]

Cracked.com listed the 2Suit as one of "seven real suits that will soon make the world a cooler place."[8]

Future simulation: mother-to-be in space lounge wears a 2suit while relaxing. (The Universe, Sex in Space; History Channel)

The 2Suit has been mentioned in travel and exploration magazines as part of articles on subject like the "400 mile high club."[9][10][11][12]

The 2Suit is discussed as fashion in WIRED, Discovery and other media.[13][14][15]

The 2Suit has been the subject of songs, including the Valentine's Days album titled 2Suit, by Binary Bits,[16][17] and in the Anti-Gravity Love EP track Sex Suit by Irish band Fred and Bob[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Outerspace sex carries complications by Alan Boyle, Science editor MSNBC 24 July 2006
  2. ^ Sex in Space, by Laura S. Woodmansee, CG Publishing, 2006
  3. ^ Space Frontier Foundation NewSpace 2006
  4. ^ Outside Magazine December 2006 issue
  5. ^ a b The History Channel Season 3 Episode guide; Sex in Space
  6. ^ Sex in Space, by Laura S. Woodmansee, description by Bonta, p. 64
  7. ^ WIRED UK Science News A two-seater suit for space-lovers, by Giorgia Scaturro; April 30, 2009
  8. ^ 7 Real Suits That Will Soon Make the World A Cooler Place by Soren Bowie, Cracked; 15 November 2010
  9. ^ The Zero G Spot Outside Magazine, by Michael Behar, December 2006
  10. ^ Metro.UK, by Fiona MacDonald
  11. ^ The 400-mile high club The Sunday Times, by Richard Johnson; October 7, 2007
  12. ^ Sex in space: how to do it right
  13. ^ Space Fashions Vol. 2: Sexy Space Suits? by Richard Lamb Discovery News; 16 December 2009
  14. ^ Scaturro, Giorgia (27 April 2009). "Lo spazio, mai stato così sexy" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 2009-04-30. 
  15. ^ Sesso nello spazio? Per gli astronauti arriva la tuta 2Suit, by Giovanni Carzana; CiaoPeople Magazine, Italy; 27 April 2009
  16. ^ Binary Bits – 2suit EP Music Review, album release by Graham Major, Potholes in My Blog; February 14, 2012
  17. ^ Music Album Track 1 - 2Suit Binary Bits – 2suit; February 2012
  18. ^ Anti-Gravity Love EP 22 June 2012

External links[edit]

Notes (International 2Suit articles)[edit]