“Detachable Penis” and “Sea Slug.”
I read this article from National Geographic titled Why Sea Slugs Dispose of Their Own Penises about kinky sex in nature and thought:
Seriously? I SCUBA’d for years and I had no idea I was missing out on all this magic.
The gist of the article:
A new study finds that the ostentatious sea slug, or nudibranch, may take the cake—one species of this marine invertebrate cuts its own penis off after mating and regrows a new reproductive organ within 24 hours, whereupon it’s ready to mate again. (See sea slug pictures.)
Apparently they can do this THREE times in their lifetimes. (Obviously, venereal disease is non-existent in the nudibranch set.)
I mean, look at these handsome devils…
Who wouldn’t wanna get a piece of that?
I shared this crazy discovery with one of my pals at a party this weekend and the “Detachable Penis” song came up (IYKWIM). I was shocked to discover she’d never heard it, since the words are so clever.
Just in case you’ve never heard it, here it is from King Missile (methinks these boys were fixated on the all things phallic):
And in case you couldn’t deal with the song and just want the lyrics, here they are. 🙂
What’s the strangest thing you’ve read this week? How about the kinkiest species in nature? Were you already familiar with this song? What is your favorite part? (Note: I can’t decide between the medicine cabinet and the haggling.) Enquiring minds LOVE to know these things here at More Cowbell!