Hermaphrodite Sea Slug Mates With Throwaway Penis

A bizarre, hermaphrodite sea slug may give new meaning to the word “quickie.” The nudibranch uses a disposable penis to have sex more frequently, according to a new study.

The animal, described today (Feb. 12) in the journal Biology Letters, is the first discovered to use an easily regenerated, disposable penis.

Nudibranches are simultaneous¬†hermaphrodites, meaning that they have penises that they use to fertilize others as well as female sex organs. But exactly how their sex worked remained a mystery.”

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    Wam, bam, “thank you, slug!” :)
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