maggiekb at May 8th, 2014 13:21 — #1
edgore at May 8th, 2014 13:22 — #2
boundegar at May 8th, 2014 13:34 — #3
Similarly, there are few members of congress texting photos of their vaginas...
ratel at May 8th, 2014 13:36 — #4
About to say, there's a lot of "citizen science" going on in Arkansas...
brainspore at May 8th, 2014 13:40 — #5
Did they actually study those penises, or just look at them?
edgore at May 8th, 2014 13:41 — #6
Even when you adjust for the (grossly out of sync with population) lower % of female congress-critters (you have no idea how hard it was not to say "members") it is a weirdly small number, right?
prestonsturges at May 8th, 2014 13:51 — #7
In college he studied animal husbandry - until he got caught.
martian at May 8th, 2014 13:52 — #8
Penises are funny. Simple.
wadeblack at May 8th, 2014 13:52 — #9
if 49% of genitalia studies focused on penises, wouldn't the other 51% focus on vaginas?
ambiguator at May 8th, 2014 13:56 — #10
dioptase1 at May 8th, 2014 14:16 — #11
Simple. They are easier to lop off and keep in a jar of alcohol.
ohbejoyful at May 8th, 2014 14:26 — #12
I was really amazed to hear a cloaca joke on late night tv the other day.
crenquis at May 8th, 2014 14:28 — #13
I was going to say that vaginas are harder, but that doesn't sound quite right.
derekchan at May 8th, 2014 14:33 — #14
Its the dentata. Gives the researchers nightmares.
peemlives at May 8th, 2014 15:03 — #15
Aren't vaginas strictly in the domain of mammals? In bird species that use external male genitals, the female still has a single cloaca for everything, right? Bedbugs have terrifying spikes that they just jab into their partners.
Marsupials are doing something really interesting with their female parts though. Male seahorses are the only other animals I can think of doing something like that, but it's probably because I haven't spent enough time around insects and frogs that carry eggs on their backs.
Stories I hear about mammalian sex mechanics discoveries sometimes make me wonder why they didn't happen 70 years ago.
stefanjones at May 8th, 2014 16:02 — #16
I bet there'd be lots of volunteers to help with the research if it wasn't for the biting / slashing / trampeling risks inherent in the effort.
A few years back I read an article about captive breeding of Mexican timber wolves. Part of the challenge of artificial insemination is figuring out exactly when a she-wolf is ready, willing, and able. There's a maybe four day window, in the midst of the larger estrous cycle, when a lady canine's vagina is open for business. She won't / can't tolerate a male getting on top / going inside outside of the time. So, the workers in this study had to tranquilize the she-wolf and swab her every few days and then carefully study the skin cells. When the time is right they knock out a "guest stud" (not her usual mate, so she wouldn't let him approach), electro-stimulate the jizz out of him, and do the turkey baster thang.
So, there SOME practical knowledge of at least one species' lady bits.
daemonworks at May 8th, 2014 16:45 — #18
There are similarly weird statistics regarding the study of the human sexual organs - the percentage of study there also veers rather heavily towards the male side of things.
edgore at May 8th, 2014 17:11 — #19
I am also guessing that it's hard to give a lady wolverine a CAT scan.
pjcamp at May 8th, 2014 22:21 — #20
""And they knew not their holes from an ass on the ground.""
ldobe at May 9th, 2014 02:43 — #21
Do tell. Or at least drop a link... I didn't even know it was possible to make a cloaca joke.
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