There is not much to add to the whole story on disposable penises after Ed Yong wrote about it. So being a big fan of the Ten Hundred Most Used Words challenge (Can you explain a hard idea using only the ten hundred most used words?), I decided it was time I give it a . . . → Read More: Disposable Penises in Ten Hundred Most Used Words
Treehugger recently posted 10 Reasons Why Dolphins Are Undeniably Awesome. This is all nice and well but this does overlook some key aspects of dolphins that should be recognized. Good luck trying to sleep tonight when you start thinking about dolphins. 1. They gang rape femalesAs Miriam wrote before XXfactor, “Dolphin sex can be violent . . . → Read More: 10 Reasons Why Dolphins Are A$$holes
When will it stop??? When will the world see how disgusting and perverse these creatures are? When will you see them for who they REALLY are?? When? WHEN?? Video removed because it was getting hung up from CBS tracking code. See it at the Huffington Post.
To borrow from the great comedic folk duo, Flight of the Chonchords “Yeah, you sexy hermaphrodite lady-man-lady, with your sexy lady bits, and your sexy man bits too, even you must be into you-oo-oo.” Hermaphroditism is common in marine invertebrates and the, flatworms are no exception. Certain species of flatworm engage in a behavior called . . . → Read More: Penis Fencing
The Wonderful Reproductive Cycle of Cyliophora The Loriciferans were first described in 1983 and since then around 20 species were described with at least 80 species waiting in the wings for their official names. However, Loricefera were known since the 70′s but because of there complex life cycle with a larva (Higgins-larva) that looks completely . . . → Read More: Life Without Gonads and Toes
Two barnacles removed from a rock. The barnacle on top has been fertilized and the eggs are compressed into yellow pellets on either side of the body. The penis is sticking out from in between. The barnacle below has not been fertilized; the un-fertilized eggs are large yellow blobs. The testes are visible in both . . . → Read More: On the study of crustaceous genitalia
This is the official introduction to Sex Week at DSN. We here at DSN never shy away from writing about sex. Through reproduction, fitness is realized as progeny populate the landscape. Thus reproduction can be considered the backbone of evolution as traits are selected for and against, or perhaps not at all. Reproductive methods, the . . . → Read More: Introduction to Sex Week
From the video, “It’s known as penis fencing, and the worms are the swordsmen” Potentially NSFW if having the word the penis said a dozen times over your computer speakers will cause issues.
Spring is in the air! Its the time of year to release your gametes into the water and make baby barnacles. But wait a second, you are a permanent fixture on a rock. Can’t move. What is a young, lovestruck sessile she-male to do? Well, if you are hung like a barnacle you don’t really . . . → Read More: Environment Shapes Barnacle Penis
Ed Yong over at Not Exactly Rocket Science ha an awesome post highlighting recent research on the unique vision of mantis shrimps. At the end of his post he (rightfully) dismisses the sea cucumber: “Personally, I think mantis shrimps kick the crap out of sea cucumbers, but they’re on a par with squid, which incidentally . . . → Read More: Another Blow to Sea Cucumbers and a New Challenger to the Ring