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How did dinosaurs have sex?

Slate's Explainer answers the question we have all been did dinosaurs have sex? From behind, probably. Paleontologists know very little about how dinosaurs mated, because soft tissue rarely appears in fossils. (They figured out how to determine dinosaur gender only a few years ago: Females had a special calcium reservoir

Ancient man had spines on their penises

If that's not an attention-grabbing headline, I don't know what is. Apparently ancient man used to have small spines on their penises, like those found on chips, cats and mice. [Thx Tron] Penile spines are barb-like structures found in many mammals. Their role remains under debate, and they may play different

Dinosaur Sex

Smithsonian Magazine has posted a fascinating article answering everything you wanted to know about dinosaur sex but were afraid to ask. Figuring out how Stegosaurus even could have mated is a prickly subject. Females were just as well-armored as males, and it is unlikely that males mounted the females from the

18th century poetry porn

A racy new finding in the back of an 18th century collection of poetry may explain why the book was so popular, being reprinted over 20 times. It is the first time the connection between the popularity of this bestselling poetic miscellany and the erotic verses in ‘The Cabinet of Love’

The history of porn

Pornography has been around a lot longer than you may think. In the 1800s, the idea of porn for porn's sake began to spread. Erotic novels had been in print since at least the mid-1600s in France (though being identified as the author of one meant a sure trip to

Ancient dildo found in Sweden

I knew that headline would grab your attention. Apparently, what may be an Metholithic dildo has been found at a site in Sweden. Last week, an excavation in Sweden turned up an object that bears the unmistakable look of a penis carved out of antler bone. Though scientists can't be

Elaborate body traits due to sex

A new study has come to the conclusion that some of the oversize body traits we find in the fossil record, such as the large sail of Dimetrodon, were due to sexual competition. One of the prehistoric animals looked at by the researchers were pterosaurs - flying reptiles which became

6 famous geniuses you didn’t know were perverts has put together a list detailing the interesting perversions of six geniuses who you didn't know were perverts. Albert Einstein, Time magazine's man of the century, is simply the most famous scientist in the history of the planet. He was the first to postulate the theory of relativity, he