Disposable Dicks


Just a quick post for people who still believe that homosexuality doesn’t happen in other species. Not only are you wrong, it seems that other species have much more interesting sex lives than you do. Take, for instance the humble Sea Slug.

Almost all of these creatures, which are also known as nudibranchs, are thought to be “simultaneous hermaphrodites”. This means they have both male and female sexual organs and can use them both at the same time. “The penis from one fits into the female opening of the other one, and the penis from that one fits into the female opening of the first one, if you see what I mean. They are both donating sperm to the other one.” The animals were able to copulate three times in succession, with each bout separated by about 24 hours. – bbc.co.uk

(Three times? Can I get a man like that!?) And the Sea Slugs do something even more interesting, they shed their penis. That’s right. Disposable Dicks. THEN they re-grow it. No kidding. Damn. Forget about switching sides, I want to switch species. “Can I get that with an extra inch next time, dear?”

Take that Christian Right Wingers!

I guess the only down side of being a Sea Slug is that lots of Japanese people like to eat them for dinner.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21431678

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