Animal Sex

From an evolutionary and biological perspective, animals are driven to have sex in order to procreate. But there is a lot more to sexual relations between animals. Animal sex is at least as strange and varied as human sex. A male might copulate with many females. And female animals of many species can be choosy, too. Homosexuality is common. Monogamy is rare. And the animal kingdom is full of swingers. In short, with animals, sex can be wild.
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Animal Sex: How Elephants Do It
A pair of elephants with one resting his head and trunk on the back of the other.
April 19th, 2014
Despite some human-like characteristics, elephants' mating behaviors are very different from our own.
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Panda Sutra – the Ups and Downs of Getting Grumpy Bears to Have Sex
pandas, mating, habitat
April 9th, 2014
The reason why pandas are going extinct is nothing to do with their cycles. It is because so much of their natural environment has been destroyed.
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Female Penis, Male Vagina: First Case of Genital Reversal in Nature Reported
Shown here, the female penis structure of the cave insect Neotrogla aurora.
April 17th, 2014
During copulation, lasting 40 to 70 hours, the female cave inserts her penislike gynosome into the male organ to collect sperm. The female's lengthy penis would be the equivalent of a 5 foot 9 man having a penis about 9.8 inches long.
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Animal Sex: How Tasmanian Devils Do It
Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) in the wild.
March 2nd, 2014
Tasmanian devil mating involves a lot of aggression, battles for dominance and infidelity.
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Animal Sex: How Bats Do It
A pair of vampire bats caught mating.
December 30th, 2013
Bat sex involves unique behaviors not seen in other mammals, including swarming, honking and oral sex.
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Animal Sex: How Dragonflies Do It
mating dragonflies
February 8th, 2014
Dragonfly mating involves violent battles, flashy courtship dances and heart-shaped coitus.
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Animal Sex: How Peafowls Do It
Peacock's Feathers
December 3rd, 2013
Peafowl sex is a sight to behold, involving brilliant train displays, rattles and hoot dashes. Once the peacock and peahen have mated, they go their separate ways.
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