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Pornhub Is Crowdfunding The First Space Porno

| 11 Jun 2015 21:35

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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