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Dutch retiree helps solve mystery of strangely large bat penis

Phys.org - Thu 23 Nov 23

Scientists have solved the mystery of one of the animal kingdom's most disproportionately large penises thanks to a Dutch retiree recording bat sex in a church attic.

Bat uses huge heart-shaped penis to maneuver female in unusual mating act

New Atlas - Tue 21 Nov 23

In one of the strangest animal behavior discoveries this year, male serotine bats living in a church attic in the Netherlands have been captured on camera engaging in marathon sessions of non-penetrative ...

Bat Sex Is Vastly Different from Other Mammals, Researchers Discover

Inverse - Mon 20 Nov 23

— Alona ShulenkoIn a first, researchers have observed that serotine bats mate using non-penetrative sex, making them the first mammals known to do so. A serotine bat male’s bulbous-tipped, ...

'How is penetration possible?': Scientists unravel the mystery behind tiny bat's oversized penis

ABC Science - Mon 20 Nov 23

Researchers watched hours of video footage of a common bat species doing the deed to discover they use their massive penis like an arm to reproduce via "contact mating" instead of penetration, ...

Serotine bats are the first mammals found to have non-penetrative mating

Nature News - Mon 20 Nov 23

Nature, Published online: 20 November 2023; doi:10.1038/d41586-023-03565-7A European bat has been captured on film engaging in what appears to be an unusual reproductive strategy.

These bats don’t use their penis for penetration — so what's it for?

Interesting Engineering - Mon 20 Nov 23

The ...

Bat uses its huge penis like an arm during sex

Newscientist - Mon 20 Nov 23

Video recordings reveal that penetration does not occur when serotine bats mate; instead males use their penis to push a protective membrane out of the way

These bats use their penis as an 'arm' during sex but not for penetration

Phys.org - Mon 20 Nov 23

Mammals usually mate via penetrative sex, but researchers report Nov. 20 in the journal Current Biology that a species of bat, the serotine bat, (Eptesicus serotinus) mates without penetration. ...

These bats use their penis as an “arm” during sex but not for penetration, Scienmag - Mon 20 Nov 23
These bats use their penis as an “arm” during sex but not for penetration, Eurekalert - Mon 20 Nov 23

The strange sex life of the serotine bat

Ars Technica - Mon 27 Nov 23

Enlarge / "That's not my arm": Male serotine bats have such large penises, they can use them as an arm while mating. (credit: Alona Shulenko) Little is known about the mating ...

These bat penises are so enormous, they can't be used for penetrative sex, study finds

Salon - Sun 26 Nov 23

Serotine bats have large, bulbous penises that they use like an arm — but not for penetration

This Bat Uses Its Extra Long Penis Like an Arm While Mating

Smithsonian Magazine - Wed 22 Nov 23

Serotine bats are the first mammals known to mate without penetration, new research suggests

Bat species caught on church camera performing unique mating ritual

ZME Science - Wed 22 Nov 23

Serotine bats have penises seven times longer and wider than their female counterparts' vaginas

This Bat Uses Its Oversized Penis as an 'Arm' during Sex

Scientific American - Tue 21 Nov 23

Dozens of mating bats caught on video at a Dutch church reveal an unusual use for their "huge" penises

Bat's secrets: A novel mating pattern in mammals discovered

idw-online - Tue 21 Nov 23

Reproductive behaviour in the animal kingdom is extremely diverse. Until now, it was believed that the copulatory behaviours of mammals always involve penetration of the female genital tract ...

This Bat's Member Is So Exceptionally Large It's Used as an Extra Arm

ScienceAlert - Mon 20 Nov 23

The first mammal known to reproduce without penetration.

Bats with weirdly giant penis have sex for up to 12 hours in a way never seen in mammals before

Livescience - Mon 20 Nov 23

Serotine bats that have penises seven times longer and wider than their female counterparts' vaginas are the first known mammals to engage in non-penetrative sex. ...

Scientists are confounded by the sex lives of serontine bats

Popular Science - Mon 20 Nov 23

Serotine bats are widely spread throughout Europe and Asia and have a 15 inch wingspan. Alona Shulenko The male sex organs of the animal kingdom come in all shapes and sizes ...

The secret sex lives of bats: Study reveals how males have penises 7 times longer than their partners' vaginas - and use them as an 'arm' during romps that can last up to 12 HOURS

Daily Mail - Mon 20 Nov 23

Scientists say the male serotine bat uses its massive phallus as an 'extra arm' to move part of the female's anatomy out of the way.

Retiree records bat sex, helps solve mystery of species' "super long" penis

CBSNews - Mon 20 Nov 23

The serotine bat does not use its strangely large penis for penetration, but instead as a "copulatory arm" during mating, researchers said.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Your Penis

WebMD - Wed 15 Nov 23

Medical experts reveal interesting facts about the penis that men and women will find educational -- and surprising.

These bats use their penis as an "arm" during sex but not for penetration

Newswise - Mon 20 Nov 23

Mammals usually mate via penetrative sex, but researchers report November 20 in the journal Current Biology that a species of bat, the serotine bat, (Eptesicus serotinus) mates without penetration. ...