Posts tagged "mating rituals"

This Is How Leopard Slugs Have Sex

Just thought you’d like to know about the crazy way the leopard slugs do it. Those blue things are their penises, which emerge from their heads. So they always do it upside down. Oh, and why do they both have penises, you ask? Because slugs are hermaphrodites. After the jump, a more thorough explanation of…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 27, 2012

10 Strange & Disturbing Animal Mating Rituals

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 peni…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 10, 2012

A Simple 100-Point Guide To Flirting Like A Victorian

We tend to think that coupling has gotten more — not less — complicated through the ages. But a simple perusal of these guides to flirtation from the late-1800s will have you thinking twice. Every flick of a fan, wink of the eye, or toss of a glove signified something to a potential suitor, so…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 23, 2012