Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Slug porn (m/m)

Last night, boyf and I nearly stood on a leopard slug. I don't know if I've ever seen one before - I mean, this was a slug with style. The more I learn about them, the more I'm glad we lifted it off the road so it wouldn't get squished:

"The mating habits of Limax maximus are considered unusual among slugs: the hermaphrodite slugs court, usually for hours, by circling and licking each other.

After this, the slugs will climb into a tree or other high area and then, entwined together, lower themselves on a thick string of mucus, evert their white translucent mating organs (penises) from their gonopore (openings on the right side of the head), entwine these organs, and exchange sperm. Both participants will later lay hundreds of eggs."

(from Wikipedia)



(I'll leave it there where it seems all nice and slimy romantic, and not say anything about apophallation.)

3 comments:

Danielle said...

when i was a kid we had a lot of these "nacktschnecken" aka nudeslugs...in the garden..in the forest..everywhere..and i remember there were boys in my neighborhhod who poured salt over then so i turn into a bubbly mess which was really ugly...:-/..and i remember one day when i was 9 i runned ouit of the hous ein teh morning and stepped barefoot on one in teh garden...still get goose bumps when i think of the feeling...

neve black said...

Nikki,
You give me a run for my money when it comes to the love of animals. I try and love and respect all living and breathing creatures - but...slugs? Okay, I'll admit, I don't like them too much.

I love your poetic spin on these yes, SLIMY, creepy crawlers though. :-)

Nikki Magennis said...

Nude slugs?! As distinct from the slugs you find in dinner jackets and black tie?

; )

Neve - I'm cool with slime. But the crunchy insects and the ones with lots of legs? You can keep those! Euch - *scuttling* ...