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A History of Sexual Behavior in Penguins

Researchers at the Natural History Museum recently discovered a 100-year old manuscript describing the sexual behavior of the Adélie penguins in Antarctica. If you’ve been reading my posts for the past few years, you know that I love anything vintage and sex related, and I love learning about animal behavior. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited about this manuscript! The paper, written by scientist George Murray Levick in 1911, describes the “disturbing” sexual practices of penguins, including what he described as rape and necrophilia. According to the Liat Clark, all of these behaviors can be logically explained. Continue Reading →

More On Cavemen And Sexuality

As Michaela recently reported here on MSP, CNN ran an article debunking the “gay caveman” reporting in the media, emphasizing the nuances of gender and sexuality in other (ancient or contemporary) cultures. I’d like to point interested readers to a further debunking of the idea that parallels to “caveman” culture can tell us anything useful about sexuality or other aspects of life. My favorite quote: “Don’t sit there at your computer wearing your pants enjoying your central heating and tell me that sexuality is the one specific area of human behavior where people are helpless against their genetics.” Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. Follow Jeana, the author of this post, @foxyfolklorist. Continue Reading →