Animal sex, anyone?

October 6, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More

These thirty stories about animal sex are stranger than fiction. I had heard of many of these stories before, but hadn’t known about all of these stories featured at “Neatorama.”  I found this site looking for a video of porcupines having sex–I heard porcupine sex described by psychologist John Gottman tonight and I wanted to see it for myself.  If anyone locates a video of porcupines having sex, do share!

I’ve seen videos of some of these thirty stories featured on David Attenborough’s nature documentaries.   And I had previously seen a spectacular video of two flatworms mating on the video “The Shape of Life.”   In fact, I found a another video of flatworms mating in the video below (as well as the mating of other invertebrates including sponges (sponges are animals!), jellies and horseshoe crabs–you’ll see the hermaphroditic flatworms double-penis-fencing at the 4:30 mark–the one who loses this battle has to be pregnant):

But back to the site featuring the 30 most unusual animal sex stories . . .  I had never before seen the video of the moonwalking manakin, which made me chuckle. The clownfish story was ironic in light of Disney’s Nemo. The detachable penis of the nautilus probably wins the day. But there are so many worthy contenders for most bizarre animal sex . . . I’m glad that this website includes links to the sources of most of the stories because some of them are quite difficult to believe.  But then again those other species would probably think it bizarre the way we humans display our sexuality and mate. It’s probably a matter of perspective.

Truly, all of these stories are stranger than fiction. Amazing.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    Hey! Humans are animals too. Here are 10 interesting facts about human sexuality, many of them with citations to authority. http://monkeyexhibit.blogspot.com/2009/10/10-thin

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Behold the mating dance of the sea dragon, courtesy of Sir David Attenborough. And in the end, the male is the one who becomes pregnant.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_

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