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Earliest recorded copulating insects

Tue 11 Feb 2014

The earliest record of copulating insect is a 165 million year old fossil of a pair of copulating froghoppers (Anthoscytina perpetua), found by Chungkun Shih, of Beijing's Capital Normal University. Although most modern-day insects mate doggy style, or male on top, the fossil shows the two insects mating face to face, missionary style.

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The World's Oldest Profession

Tue 11 Feb 2014

Prostitution is often referred to by the metaphore "the world's oldest profession", a phrase attributed to writer Rudyard Kipling, who wrote in his book Soldiers Three (1888), that prostitution is "the most ancient profession in the world". It is also the earliest reference to prostitution as a profession.

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Earliest decriminalisation of gay sex

Tue 11 Feb 2014

In 1789, 126 countries considered same-sex relationships illegal, until France became the first country to decriminalisation it in 1791, followed two years later by Monaco, and two years after that byBelgium and Luxembourg. Britain didn't change the law until 1982, and America in 2003.

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Smallest penis (human)

Sun 9 Feb 2014

Sex researchers Masters and Johnson found that the smallest penis in their study was 6cm when flaccid, in a man 5-ft 11-in tall; the largest penis in their study was 14cm in a man 5-ft 7-in tall.

An unusually small penis is called a micropenis, and can be due to several medical conditions, and is typically less than 2.5cm. One of Alfred Kinsey's sex research team, Wardell Pomeroy, reports that the smallest penis they recorded was 1-inch long.

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Longest clitoris (human)

Sun 9 Feb 2014

The average length of the clitoris is about 16mm regularly varying between 12-20mm. Derived from the Greek word kleitoris meaning "little hill", the BBC reports that "Australian urologist, Dr Helen O'Connell, has revealed that the clitoris is shaped more like a mountain than a hill".

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First Men's Magazine in Braille

Sat 8 Feb 2014

In 1970 Playboy became the first adult magazine to be printed in Braille for blind readers. Each regular edition of the magazine converts into four Braille issues, each without adverts, and of course, images. For the first time, readers could really claim that they read the magazine for the articles, and not the pictures.

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Longest sperm in nature

Sat 8 Feb 2014

The longest sperm in the animal kingdom, does not belong to the longest or biggest animal, but to a tiny fruit fly with the Latin name Drosophila bifurca. Each uncoiled sperm is up to 2-inches (5cm) long, around 1000 times longer than a human sperm, and 20 times longer than its own body.

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Biggest penis (bird)

Sat 8 Feb 2014

Many birds do not have penises, and mate by touching genital openings -- called a "cloacal kiss". But some species of duck and ostriches do have a penis.

The longest bird penis discovered belongs to the Argentine lake duck (Oxyura vittata), measured at around 42.5cm, an astonishing dimension matches the length of an adult male, and compares to the length of an ostrich penis. If the Argentine lake duck were human, we could boast 5 - 6-foot penises!

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Oldest fossilised penis

Sat 8 Feb 2014

The Guinness Book of World Records lists the oldest fossilised penis as a 100-million-year-old penis belonging to a sea-shrimp, found in Brazil.

A paper published in the journal Science, gives the age of the fossil as 425 million years old, and belongs to an ostracod, or seed-shrimp, that was found in the United Kingdom, and was discovered by Professor of paleontology, David Siveter, at the University of Leicester.

The fossil is thought to be the oldest example of a male animal found the fossil record, although the gender would have been around before this time.

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Biggest penis collection

Sat 8 Feb 2014

The biggest collection of animal penises is found at the Icelandic Phallological Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland. It features 280 specimens from 93 species of animals includes whales, seals, land mammals, and a human penis.

The Museum was founded in 1974 by Sigurdur Hjartarson (born 1941) after acquiring a pizzle (bull's penis).

Phallology is the name given to the scientific study of the penis.

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