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This Is How Leopard Slugs Have Sex

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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 the slug ritual. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

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 penis into your abdomen, like the bed bug. Click through to read all about it. Keep reading »

A Simple 100-Point Guide To Flirting Like A Victorian

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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 women had to be careful not to accidentally send the wrong message. Because trust us, there were zillions of them. Keep clicking for a comprehensive list — taken from the National Library of New Zealand — of the confounding and hilarious flirting signals Victorian ladies were expected to know in order to catch a man. Get your fans and gloves ready, ladies. [ListsofNote]

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