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The Nature of Sex

Dr. Carin Bondar's new book explores the exotic variety of mating strategies that abound in nature.

A new book explores sex in nature in all its dazzling and disturbing variety

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Canadian scientist and science popularizer Dr. Carin Bondar calls herself an "animal sex biologist". That means she's an expert on the ins and outs of mating in the animal kingdom.
And in her new book, The Nature of Sex, she explores the titillating, exhilarating, horrifying, disgusting, alluring and wonderful world of animal copulation and procreation.

From razor-sharp penises to cannibalistic mating, she chronicles the astounding variety of ways that animals meet and mate.

Related Links

- The Nature of Sex
- Dr. Bondar's web-TV series, Wild Sex