Size. Sound. Semen.
Um…things related to a p-e-n-i-s!
Ding! Ding Ding! 🙂
Okay, you know I love animal research. I’ve traveled to Costa Rica to study mating rituals in various reptile species…to Sri Lanka to study familial relationships in elephant groups…to Madagascar to study offspring relationships between lemur mothers & newborns…the list goes on.
That’s what’s these fascinating news items are about. Animal s-e-x. Specifically, that almighty protuberance prized much more by male homosapiens than animals.
As it turns out, size does matter.
For bank voles.
No, not skank ho’s…
Those little rat-looking creatures that scamper around woodland areas. And your basement. (Kidding!) It seems that she-voles prefer he-voles with sizable poles. And width, not length, is key.
According to a Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology research study, p-e-n-i-s size has everything to do with social status in the bank vole.
Quite reminiscent of another species we know…:roll:
As reported in BBC Nature News, bank voles live for only 18 months, so it behoves them to procreate as often as possible to ensure progeny. Of course, this mad rush to mating creates enormous competition for female voles who, as I’ve pointed out, have a preference for sizable poles. In answer to this dilemma, adaptations in the genital anatomy of males has evolved in a way to increase their chances of reproduction.
In other words, nature has given males voles wide poles.
European researches recently discovered exactly how Mother Nature went about accomplishing this adaptation. It seems that, unlike the human p-e-n-i-s, vole poles have a bone.
Okay, the double-entendre and sexual innuendos have reached their limit!
So here is a link to read about the incredible “singing p-e-n-i-s-e-s” of the tiny water boatman insect of France & Scotland. There’s a recording to hear these amazing, operatic s-e-x organs!
Why can’t human p-e-n-i-s-e-s sing?
That way when it doesn’t happen for her, at least both parties would be entertained.
Wait. I digress. This is a news report, after all!
And in further p-e-n-i-s news, BBC Earth News reports that “promiscuous ape species have bigger testicles [which] provides evidence that they also produce more sperm.”
Now, though these type of studies may sound like, wtf??, this is exactly the kind of research scientists do in order to keep endangered species from going extinct.
They are vital studies of wildlife which have and continue to save countless species from disappearing from our planet – which is continually seeing the extinction of 16 species per day / 21,894 species per year.
Size? Sound? Semen?
Which do you feel has more of an impact?
(can’t wait to hear these comments!)