Wonders!

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]

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3 Comments

  • 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!

  • kevin

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

  • greybat

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

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