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New Frog Mates Doing Handstands, Does “Pottery”

A new species of frog with some bizarre mating rituals has been discovered in India, a new study says.

Q&A: What Animals Tell Us About Love and Dating

Jennifer Verdolin’s new book Wild Connection reveals how our relationships and courtships often mirror those of other species in the animal world.

Hostile Female Spiders Eat Males Before Mating

Female burrowing wolf spiders with violent tendencies are more likely to snack on their mates before mating, a new study says.

World’s First Female “Penis” Found, in Cave-Dwelling Bugs

Four new species of cave insects in Brazil have sex-reversed genitalia, a “completely astonishing” discovery, scientists say.

Your Weird Animal Questions Answered: Love in the Animal Kingdom

With spring in the air, we answer your questions about animal romance, from elephant seals to stick insects.

Lemurs in Love Take on the Same Smell

It’s a finding fit for Valentine’s Day: Coquerel’s sifakas that have mated and produced offspring alter their natural scents to smell alike, a new study says.

Dangerous Dating: 4 Animals That Take Love to the Extreme

Flatworms that fence with their penises and male fish that literally latch onto their mates are among nature’s most odd and risky mating rituals.

Animal Valentines: 5 of Nature’s Best Flirters

From stone-throwing monkeys to castle-building fish, see the lengths that some species go to please their mates.

Male Black Widow Spiders “Twerk” to Avoid Being Eaten by Females

Male black widow spiders shake their booties to send friendly messages to females—and avoid getting eaten, a new study says.

Bone Worm Mating Revealed: Males Have “Penis” on Head

Male bone worms use a “penis” on their heads to inseminate females, a new study says.

Praying Mantises Falling Victim to Sex Cannibal

New Zealand’s male mantises have developed a fatal attraction for a cannibal invader whose females devour its mates after sex, scientists report.

Oldest Fossil of Mating Insects Found; Sex Positions Haven’t Changed

You could call it everlasting love: Scientists have discovered the oldest fossil of mating insects, which lived during the Jurassic period, a new study says.

Why Do Blood-Sucking Fish Find Bile Sexy?

Move over, Chanel No. 5: Scientists have discovered why the scent of bile is irresistible to female sea lampreys.

Frank Ocean, Miley Cyrus, and Sex in the Sea

I was shocked to read that soulful gay hip hop artist Frank Ocean who got into that parking lot altercation with rapper Chris Brown just admitted to Oyster magazine he once sold cocaine and…Say what? OK, I confess I know more about this than I should and by the way, Oyster magazine is all about…

7 Gender-Altering Animals

Hyenas, garter snakes, and cuttlefish are just a few species that act like—or sometimes become—the opposite sex.