You'll learn why one stick-insect copulation lasts for 10 weeks (to prevent other males from gaining access to the fertile female) and why the black-winged damselfly's penis has bristles (to scrape out his rival's sperm). You'll learn that male and female orangutans masturbate with sex toys fashioned from leaves and twigs, that slugs are hermaphrodites with penises on their heads, and that females in more than 80 species eat their lovers before, during, or after sex. You'll also ponder human sexuality when you learn that "monogamy is one of the most deviant behaviors in biology" (although jackdaws, chinstrap penguins, California mice, and some termites swear by it) and "natural selection, it seems, often smiles on strumpets."
Highly recommended--you'll read this through just for the fun of it and have plenty of odd facts with which to dazzle your dinner companions. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Fresh writing and an interesting topic makes for a very enjoyable and educational read.
Dr. Tatiana's sex advice for all creatures is fun informational way to learn about the animal kingdom and its sexual diversity.
This book only took me a couple of hours to read, but I've been going back to it ever since just to read snippets for fun.
I believe humor is criteria of intelligence, and the author has great sense of humorPublished 1 month ago by yijianxi
There is nothing better than a freak show and a vaudeville parade of other species dirty laundry, and this provides exactly this. Readable, raunchy and insight generating. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Donald Paul Carr
Gave this one to my husband as a gift. He does volunteer work at our local Zoo and he found it to be fun, interesting and even helpful.Published 3 months ago by Crabcake
the book is great, but this used copy had way too much underlining and other markingsPublished 3 months ago by nef
Fantastic book, super interesting, great author. And even the parts science heavy are easily digestiblePublished 4 months ago by shaina h.