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These Sea Slugs Penetrate Each Other In The Head During Sex

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If you’re an aficionado of sea slugs, you’re probably used to weird and cringe-worthy sex acts. When two of these hermaphrodite animals penetrate each other at the same time like an R-rated yin-yang symbol, you won’t bat an eyelid. When several of them link up in a long mating chain, you’ll have seen it all before. When one amputates its disposable penis after sex only to uncoil a spare, your only reaction will be, “Meh.”Still, when two sea slugs penetrate each other in the head while having sex, even the most jaded expert might do a double-take.Rolanda Lange certainly did. An evolutionary biologist from the University of Tubingen, she is well-

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13 Nov
Laurie Santos @lauriesantos
RT @carlzimmer: Once again, @edyong209 illustrates how nature is NSFW http://t.co/VeLNLdM1S3
13 Nov
Jason G. Goldman @jgold85
These Sea Slugs Penetrate Each Other In The Head During Sex http://t.co/IN8sX6P3kO by @edyong209