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New Research on “Promiscuous Cephalopods”

As regular MSP readers will know, I love learning about the fascinating (and sometimes hilarious) sex lives of Australian fauna. Multi-vaginated kangaroos and chlamydia-ridden koalas have a new companion in MSP’s catalog of interesting antipodean animals: the Australian dumpling squid. Dumpling squid rarely miss an opportunity to copulate, but their libidos and marathon mating sessions can compromise their safety. Zoologists at the University of Melbourne collected a sample of dumpling squid and observed their pre- and post-sex swimming endurance in a lab. Since these squid regularly mate for up to three hours, their ensuing post-coital fatigue can leave them vulnerable to predators. Continue Reading →

Introducing New MSP Blogger: Kate McCombs

Image courtesy of PJ McCombs

Hello, MySexProfessor community! My name is Kate and I’m truly excited to be part of this team. I’m a sex educator and all-around sex geek (and occasionally, just a geek). I’ve known that I’ve wanted to be a sex educator for longer than I can remember. Since I was young, I have always found myself comfortable in this role – whether it was explaining to friends how to put in a tampon or explaining where the clitoris is located. Continue Reading →