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Museum Hosts Animal Sex Exhibit For Valentine's Day

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the the-best-with-two-backs dept.

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Can you think of a better way to spend Valentine's Day than looking at a bunch of animals in flagrante delicto with the special person in your life? The Natural History Museum in London is hoping you can't. The museum is hosting an exhibit entitled, "Sexual Nature" which "explores the diverse ways in which animals have evolved to procreate, such as a snail's love darts, the detachable penis of the paper nautilus, or the outsized testes of the promiscuous chimp." Curator Tate Greenhalgh says, "This exhibition is about the relationship between sex and evolution and the bizarre, surprising adaptations that animals have evolved to procreate as much as possible. We ask people to be open-minded when looking at potentially surprising, maybe shocking things that animals do that would be outlawed in human society."

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Uh, yeah (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35185280)

If your girlfriend gets all hot and bothered watching chimps fornicate, I'd say it's time for a new girlfriend.

Re:Uh, yeah (1)

RockDoctor (15477) | more than 3 years ago | (#35187780)

If your girlfriend gets all hot and bothered watching chimps fornicate, I'd say it's time for a new girlfriend.

Why would you say that?

No, seriously. Why?

I could understand it if you were worried about her being interested in the sexual habits of, say, spiders (accept male nuptial gift ; eat male's body while male's sex organs get on with pumping her) or some cephalopod molluscs (don't let male within about 5 body-lengths of you, forcing him to detach one of his penises and send it hunting around for you like a "fire'n'forget" guided missile). But mammals that are sufficiently physically and behaviourally similar to humans to be used as performing actors in some of the less classy brothels in the world ... that's close enough to normal to verge on the boring.

Um... (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35192266)

Can you think of a better way to spend Valentine's Day than looking at a bunch of animals in flagrante delicto with the special person in your life?

Yes.

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