Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sex: Who Enjoys It?

"The real reason dinosaurs became extinct" (Farside by Gary Larson)

03.24.09 in Animals by Robin Lloyd
Gang of Juvenile Dinosaurs Discovered
A new fossil find suggests that young Triceratops dinosaurs were gregarious gangsters, not solitary types.

Animal sex is at least as strange and varied as human sex. A male might copulate with many females, but female animals of many species can be choosy, too. Homosexuality is common. Monogamy is rare. And the animal kingdom is full of swingers.
Do Animals Enjoy Sex?
LiveScience.com (3/25/09)

Animals obviously hook up, at least during mating season. But do they like it? According to experts, there are two answers: "yes" and "it is impossible to know."
"Mosquitoes, I don’t know," hedged Mark Bekoff, a University of Colorado biologist and author of The Emotional Lives of Animals (New World Library), "but across mammals, they enjoy sex." In fact the enjoyment of sex among humans and among animals may be similar in that it's all experienced in very primitive parts of the brain.
Really wild orgasms
Not only do animals enjoy the deed, they also likely have orgasms... More>>

03.27.09 in Animals by Robert Roy Britt
Boiling Mad: Crabs Feel Pain
Not only do crabs suffer pain, but they retain a memory of it, study finds.

03.30.09 in Animals by LiveScience Staff
Why Chimps Are Stronger Than Humans
We pay a price for our fine motor skills.

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