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long schlong

But where does it keep it?

Reference: Kamimura, Y. and Lee, C.Y., 2017. Ovoviviparity in the Tropical Earwig Species Spongovostox semiflavus (Dermaptera: Spongiphoridae), With Potential Convergent Elongation of Male Genitalia. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 110(2), pp.189-196.

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Drag queens

That’s one way to reinforce the patriarchy

Sequential hermaphrodites are like: ‘I’m the largest so I guess I’m male now.’

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Prickily pricks

Scratching that itch

I’d attack anyone who came across me while I was licking my vulva as well.

This is a series of little illustrated factoids about animal reproduction, posted daily. I’d love to hear your suggestions/ feedback. I also post these on my insta.

He ‘s a tasty snack

You gotta hand it to them tho

“I’ll eat you up, I love you so.” -Maurice Sendak, channeling his inner female spider.

This is a series of little illustrated factoids about animal reproduction, posted daily. I’d love to hear your suggestions/ feedback. I also post these on my insta.

Catfish

I only loved you for your poison.

Fireflies aren’t all sparkly lights- some real dark shit happening here.

This is a series of little illustrated factoids about animal reproduction, posted daily. I’d love to hear your suggestions/ feedback. I also post these on my insta.

#1 Dad #2

This is the only way I could ever be induced to have children

It’s amazing how many articles talk about seahorse males being ‘pregnant’ and how few of them actually mention how the eggs get in there.

This is a series of little illustrated factoids about animal reproduction, posted daily. I’d love to hear your suggestions/ feedback. I also post these on my insta.

Lesbian lizards

‘No hemipene necessary’

What do you do when you can reproduce without a mate? Lots of lesbian sex, I guess.

References: Moore, M.C., Whittier, J.M. and Crews, D., 1985. Sex steroid hormones during the ovarian cycle of an all-female, parthenogenetic lizard and their correlation with pseudosexual behavior. General and comparative endocrinology60(2), pp.144-153.

This is a series of little illustrated factoids about animal reproduction, posted daily. I’d love to hear your suggestions/ feedback. I also post these on my insta.

Auto-injection

This would be the good beginning of a cheesy horror movie about a women giving birth to hundreds of squid babies.

There are a lot of buzzy new articles claiming that the squid ‘impregnated’ people’s mouths, so I just thought that I would reassure you that people do not have ovaries in their mouths and that squid sperm are not compatible enough with human eggs cells to fertilize them. Just in case.

Reference: Marian, J.E.A., Shiraki, Y., Kawai, K., Kojima, S., Suzuki, Y. and Ono, K., 2012. Revisiting a medical case of “stinging” in the human oral cavity caused by ingestion of raw squid (Cephalopoda: Teuthida): new data on the functioning of squid’s spermatophores. Zoomorphology, 131(4), pp.293-301.

This is a series of little illustrated factoids about animal reproduction, posted daily. I’d love to hear your suggestions/ feedback. I also post these on my insta.

“a whole bunch of spiraling folds”

‘Give it to me’ has a new meaning

I this quote from Drs. Kelly and Orbach in this Discover Magazine article really sums harbor porpoises up well:

“An erect harbor porpoise penis goes up to its chin — or, where its chin would be, if it were not a marine mammal,” Kelly said. And their vaginas are the most complex of the four, with “a whole bunch of spiraling folds,” Orbach explained, “which just keep twisting around … a little bit like a corkscrew.”

But these journal articles are also really interesting reads (and they’re both open access, I believe).

Orbach, D.N., Kelly, D.A., Solano, M. and Brennan, P.L., 2017. Genital interactions during simulated copulation among marine mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences284(1864), p.20171265.

Orbach, D.N., Marshall, C.D., Mesnick, S.L. and Würsig, B., 2017. Patterns of cetacean vaginal folds yield insights into functionality. PloS One12(3), p.e0175037.

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Gender reversal

‘Give it to me’ has a new meaning

The nutrients are extra valuable in such a dry environment, creating a situation where females compete for males. I’m not sure why this would have driven the development of the gynosome- maybe the more females could insert themselves into the males the more successful they were.

Reference: Yoshizawa, K., Ferreira, R.L., Kamimura, Y. and Lienhard, C., 2014. Female penis, male vagina, and their correlated evolution in a cave insect. Current Biology, 24(9), pp.1006-1010.

This is a series of little illustrated factoids about animal reproduction, posted daily. I’d love to hear your suggestions/ feedback. I also post these on my insta.