Squid Sex

Too much Serious, talking about racism in politics and such. I felt like a Marine Biology post.

Since I’d just returned from an Anime Conference, the discussion of tentacle sex came up.

Of course the Japanese are interested in something more disturbing the Marine Biologist felt like sharing:

Sex in cephalopods is done through the male’s Hectocotylus which is a special tentacle used for copulation, and is essentially analogous to the mammalian penis.

Males generally form a new hectocotylus in each new season….During copulation, the hectocotylus breaks off from the male. The funnel-mantle locking apparatus on the hectocotylus keeps it lodged in the pallial cavity of the female.

Yep, the Male breaks his off inside the female! Cephalopods know how to party!

Hell who needs a backbone when you have a detachable penis?

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0 Responses to Squid Sex

  1. bluesun says:

    Just so you know, I was really scared to click on your blog with that title. But I always appreciate random.

  2. jigsaw says:

    thanks for new nightmares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Dixie says:

    Still not as weird as bee sex. The male endophallus is 1/3 the size of his body, and to deploy it, he actually uses his hemolymph like hydraulic fluid.

    That’s right– every bee drone dies of a heart attack during sex.

  4. Dev says:

    lol, great quotables.

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