Holy $#!% Fact of the Day

Boing!So I was reading a rousing article about slugs this afternoon[1] when I came across this chewy little tidbit:

…most slugs possess both male and female sexual organs. During a single coupling, slugs can mate reciprocally—with each partner inseminating and being inseminated—or one can serve as the recipient.

First of all, let’s just agree that porn would be a lot more interesting if people bumped uglies like slugs did. Let’s also agree that sex in general would be a lot more…umm, let’s say totally frickin’ devastating.

With afterglow, the less enviable aspect of slug sex can occur. Here’s one major drawback to being both large and adhesive: The sexual organs sometimes get stuck. In this case one slug gnaws off the other’s penis in a process called apophallation. (The dispossessed slug then goes on with life as a female.)

Here’s hoping female homosapiens don’t get wind of this clever trick — though if they do, I imagine Lorena Bobbitt will be the woman to lead them.[2]

[1] Yeah, sure, like I’m the freak.
[2]Ba-ZING! Who says pop culture references from 1993 are no longer funny!

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5 Responses to Holy $#!% Fact of the Day

  1. Skye says:

    Oh shit, I just about pissed myself on the Lorena Bobbitt comment, I laughed so loud! I’m sure I must have given the neighbors a bit of a fright with that bloody gaffaw, hell, the dogs both jumped up to see what had startled me so…lol.

    Cool info, I hadn’t know that about slugs, then again, I didn’t know anything about them other than that if I find them in my garden I kill them! Thanks for the edumacation 😀

  2. Chris says:

    Yeah, it’s all fun and games till someone gets his wanker gnawed off.

  3. nanodance says:

    Holy $#!% pretty much sums it up.

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