Yes, dating and relationships can be hard, but just be glad you’re not a porcupine. Or a dolphin. Or any of the other animals we’ve found with strange and somewhat disturbing mating rituals. At least your boyfriend doesn’t DIE when he has sex with you, like the honey bee, or try to insert his penis into your abdomen, like the bed bug. Click through to read all about it. Keep reading »
When it comes to sex, non-human animals are way more experimental than us. The desire to sexually engage with both men and women is hardly something we can take credit for. There is documented evidence bisexual behavior in many, many of our animal friends. In honor of Celebrate Bisexuality Day, click through to see a few of the most well-known bisexuals in the Animal Kingdom.
“I decided to focus on animals’ mating rituals. I’ve always been interested in biology and animals.”
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Thirsty? Maybe you should go boink. Well, you should if you’re a lady and also a beetle. For female beetles, sex is like a big jug of Vitamin Water because the males produce literally 10 percent of their body weight in semen. So, in human terms, my average BF would be blowing a 20 lb. wad. Dayum! Anyway, a University Of Exeter study found dehydrated lady beetles will literally have sex with a male beetle just because they need a drink. And you thought your standards were low! [Science Daily] Keep reading »
“The more well-endowed goat took a liking to the other one and I swear it was traumatic. There was a lot of crying and goat noises and I felt incredibly guilty and I didn’t know what to do. I had homosexual goats. It’s best when you have goats that are that gay to just let them free… because I felt that they were in captivity and the one was receiving a lot of aggression on the other one’s behalf… so I sent them off to Sonoma.”
– Adrien Brody on what happened when he bought two male goats, one of whom was quite endowed, for the farm we didn’t know he had. [Toronto Sun] Keep reading »
In Taiwan, Taun Tuan and Yuan Yuan, two giant pandas who live at the Tapei Zoo, no longer seem to be on the same page in the bedroom. Hey, dry spells happen to the best of us, right? But this lack of panda action is particularly distressing because it’s almost mating season and the pressure to produce cubs is on. So, what to do to get these two back in the mood? The zookeepers are seeking advice from therapists. The verdict? Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan may be sick of each other. Doctors are suggesting that the couple spend some time apart, evaluate the relationship, and get back to together for mating season. Hopefully, at that point they will be so lonely (or horny) that they will be doing it like rabbits—who, incidentally, never seem to go through dry spells. If that doesn’t work, I’m thinking they should see other pandas, consider a polypanderous lifestyle, or check out some panda porn. Or perhaps everyone should just stop pressuring them to produce offspring? I know they are endangered and all, but maybe they need to work on their relationship before they bring a cub into the picture. [Newser] Keep reading »
Because fruit bats, it seems, have been doing it just as long as us. Very few animals engage in oral sex, but according to scientific research, fruit bats are all about blowies. During copulation the female fruit bat “lowers her head to lick the shaft or the base of the male’s penis but does not lick the glans penis which has already penetrated the vagina.” And the male bats love it so much that if the female bat gives them a little licky-licky during copulation, they’re likely to last longer. HAWT. [PLoS ONE] Keep reading »
Today is my first day back at work after enjoying a wonderful two-week honeymoon in Portugal and Spain. So, naturally, I expected to experience a bit of past-vacation blues throughout the day, but, oh, how quickly things turn around! Today, it turns out, is the launch of season three of the Sundance Channel’s critically acclaimed series, “Green Porno
,” featuring the beautiful and delightfully quirky Isabella Rossellini. “Green Porno,” if you don’t already know, is a fantastic series of very short films about animals’ sexual behaviors. It’s “scientifically accurate yet extremely entertaining” mostly due to Rossellini, the creator, director, writer and star of the series, who dresses in cardboard and rubber foam cutouts and enacts the mating rituals of the series’ subjects. In past episodes she’s been a dragonfly, spider, bee, praying mantis, worm, snail and housefly, but in the third season she transforms into five different marine animals — a calamari, squid, anchovy, shrimp, and an elephant seal. The new series has the addition of Marine Biologist Claudio Campagna, who serves as a consultant for each episode. Alas, he does not wear cardboard cutouts. He does, however, have a nice accent though. You can see the entire series of “Green Porno” at the Sundance Channel website
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An Amazonian ant colony has done away with sex, preferring to reproduce via cloning. Queen ants replicate themselves to produce genetically identical daughters. Biologist Ann Himler of the University of Arizona and her team were studying the ants’ ability to cultivate crops. This particular species, Mycocepurus smithii, is able to grow a greater number of fungi crops, which are used for nutrition, than other farmer ant species, said Himler. “When we started to study this species more closely, we just weren’t finding any males. That’s when we started to look at them in a different way.” Keep reading »
It’s hard to start the sex fire with the female Lake Eyre dragon from Australia. They pretend to be dead to avoid fornication. The female Lake Eyre dragon is particular about her partners. Why? Because their mating ritual begins with the male biting her neck to hold her down, an act that can result in back-breaking death. Here’s how she does it.
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