I thought about using the title “wango tango” but then why not use the title of the book. Yes I’m about halfway through sex on six legs (the book - what you are thinking?)
Regular readers know I don’t review books here often but I have a few times. I posted about Eat Pray Love once and I never read the book or saw the movie.
The “sex on six legs” book by Marlene Zuk is not about ménage à trois. It is about insects. However, reading it I learned female beetles, flies, and many other types mate with multiple partners.
The insect world is a strange place and this book takes you on weird and wonderful journey that leaves you with some scientific knowledge of genetics and animal behavior.
Here’s a sample from the “Sperm and Eggs on Six Legs” chapter.
“Other insects, such as hangingflies and scorpionflies, go out and catch prey items to present to females, who then consume the item while their hind ends are occupied with mating.”
“...a rather modest-looking species called the short-bodied cellar spider, females “sing” during mating … making a sound the authors describe as “resembling squeaking leather.”
Wow - eating during sex, gift giving males trying to get lucky, spider porn, I didn’t realize biology was so exciting. Now if more students realized science can involve sex maybe we could get more interested students signing up.