Latest Mating Stories
It seems like most divorces happen around the seven-year mark, "the seven-year itch," as it's been termed. But how much science is there behind this trend? Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher digs into the phenomenon and finds some surprising correlations.
The mating habits of the animal kingdom tend to be fairly basic and predictable, but one type of insect has tried to spice things up a bit by opting to use a variety of different mating patterns and sexual positions during its reproductive ritual.
Males in many species compete to mate with an adult female, and when they finally gain access to her, will kill off the offspring of other males she has mated with in order to make her more receptive to his advances.
According to a new study in the journal Nature, a team of international researchers has found the earliest-known organism to reproduce by sexual intercourse, a small bony fish known as Microbrachius dicki.
In a new study, researchers mated worms of different species and found that the females’ lifespans and number of offspring were drastically reduced compared with females mated with the same
It's official (in the horned beetle world at least), females prefer courtship over competitiveness – and it doesn't matter about the size of your mandibles either.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that sexual conflict over mating impacts the parental care behaviour and reproductive productivity of burying beetles.
Times are changing and it's getting harder to find a date in public scenarios; many single people return to thoughts of finding love online.
True monogamy is rare in the animal kingdom. Even in species that appear to "mate for life," genetic maternity and paternity tests have revealed that philandering often takes place.
Flies living with their brothers cause less harm to females during courting than those living with unrelated flies, say Oxford University scientists.
Stegodyphus lineatus is the only European species belonging to the spider genus Stegodyphus. The males of this species are up to 12 millimeters long, while the females are up to 15 millimeters long. The coloration can range from whitish to almost black. In the majority of individuals, the opisthosoma is whitish with two broad black longitudinal stripes. The males and females look similar, but the male is usually richer in contrast and has a bulbous forehead. The species name is in...
The Greek Tortoise, Testudo graeca, is one of four European member of the Testudinidae family of tortoises. The other members of the family are Herman's Tortoise, Marginated Tortoise, and Horsfield's Tortoise. There are six noticeable differences between males and females of the Greek Tortoise. Males have a longer tail that tapers to an even point. The anal cavity opening is farther from the base of the tail on the male. The male's underbelly is somewhat curved, while females have a flat...
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