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The Birds and the Bees Are Just the Beginning

Can Evolutionary Biology Tell Us What's Kinky?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 06.22.2014 | TED Weekends
Marc Bekoff

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThere have been observations of oral sex among nonhuman primates including baboons and bonobos. Bats too do it. In fruit-eating Indian flying foxes it's been shown that cunnilingus as foreplay is a major part of their sexual repertoire and that it makes sex last longer. Males get about an extra two seconds of penetration if they perform cunnilingus for 15 seconds before entering the female.

WATCH: Does Penis Size Matter? Here's One Answer From The Animal Kingdom

TEDTalks | Posted 06.18.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

From a sea creature's detachable, swimming penis to violent bedbug sex, this is a tour of the animal kingdom as you've never seen it before. What can we learn about a species from how it has sex? Let's get it on