Consider the sex life of the spotted hyena, depicted in three shocking photographs at New York's Museum of Sex (MoSex).
You'll find it difficult not to notice that both the male and female have penises. The female, it turns out, has a scrotal sack too. For reproductive purposes, the male transfers his sperm through the female's penis, which doubles as her clitoris.
``When the male inserts himself into the female, it looks like a mid-air refueling,'' Joan Roughgarden, a professor of evolutionary biology at Stanford University, said in an interview.
Roughgarden and other scholars were enlisted by the museum to help curate and lend a scholarly tone to ``The Sex Lives of Animals,'' which aims to be more than a ``Wild Kingdom'' peep show.(read more...)
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