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How Porcupines Mate, the Bizarre Sex Habits of Giraffes (and Much, Much More)

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Haha Yosephlost!

Great show as always, Daven and Simon! I'm glad this is coming back, I really missed the podcast.

I'd imagine the Preying Mantis and other things, like the Dark Fishing spider (Dolomedes Tenebrosus,) ranks up there for worst mating experience as the male dies after mating. The practice is known as sexual cannibalism. Here's a paper on the Dolomedes Tenebrosus, with research being conducted by NIH: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3730621/

I find it interesting they looked at it from a context of monogyny, and, quote: "Unexpectedly, however, we observed that mating results in obligate male death and genital mutilation."


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Okay I'm going to stick to the YouTube podcast version because it's unedited I get it faster still waiting for the podcast version to show up on my podcast app {lame} and I crave this stuff you guys do so yeah you might be wasting money on hosting and editing and yeah FYI 😍

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