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VIDEO: Fruit Bats Have Oral Sex Too – Well, At Least Fellatio

In a Halloween-timed scientific publication, a team of researchers from China and the United Kingdom have found that not only do fruit bats have oral sex (specifically, fellatio) but that they (a) do it in at least one interesting way and that (b) fruit bat fellatio is association with a longer time spent copulating (aka “doing it”). So how are the bats doing it? Continue Reading →

Male camels use artificial vaginas (pocket pussies) too

While searching for scientific articles related to (human) male ejaculation earlier this week, I stumbled upon an article about camel semen. Not being one to pass up new knowledge, I skimmed through the article’s abstract only to find that the researchers alluded to the fact that they used a “rubber funnel type of artificial vagina” to collect semen from male camels. Now, I study sex. And I also study what people do with sex toys such as vibrators and pocket pussies (male masturbation sleeves, in which human men insert their penis, rub it up and down, and then – in many cases – ejaculate). But a pocket pussy for camels? Continue Reading →

Magic markers can change bird testosterone levels?

Yes, it’s true – well, sort of. An interesting aspect of animal sex research is that scientists sometimes manipulate animals’ bodies (such as the color or style of birds’ feathers) to learn more about how their bodies or their display of their bodies is related to sexual behavior or mating (like how male peacocks display their marvelous fan of feathers). In a recent study reported on by the Associated Press, scientists found that when they used magic markers to darken the feathers of male barn swallows, females were differently attracted to them and the male swallows’ testosterone levels increased too. Here is an excerpt from the article:
A little strategically placed makeup quickly turns the wimpiest of male barn swallows into chick magnets, amping up their testosterone and even trimming their weight, new research shows. It’s a "clothes make the man" lesson that – with some caveats – also applies to human males, researchers say. Continue Reading →