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Gay sex can produce offspring – in beetles: “When housed together in laboratory containers, male beetles often mount one another and copulate, even transferring sperm on some occasions. Males are unlikely to be merely mistaking their male mates for females, since they are known to make the more subtle discrimination between virgin and mated females… Male-male matings may offer an unexpected, though subtle, benefit. Some of the sperm transferred in such encounters may later be ‘accidentally’ passed along when the recipient male later mates with a female, the researchers found.” [New Scientist]

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 20, 2008
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  • 3 Comments
    • Darth Paul
      Darth Paul

      Eh…well…it’s a little different for some insects. Many have Z/W chromosome sex determination which is nothing like X/Y. Just sayin!

      Oct 20, 2008 at 5:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kevin
      kevin

      well everyone knows you should wash up before going home to wifey after having illicit gay sex. Duh!

      Oct 20, 2008 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • greybat
      greybat

      If more beetles would come to Jesus, we could stop Gay beetle marriage in it tracks? Otherwise, what would we tell the pupas?

      Oct 21, 2008 at 12:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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