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2014-04-18 09:15:52 AM  
I've been waiting for someone to bring up futanari anthropomorphic arthropods for a while.  My intention was to play it cool and not weird anyone out so they could approach it with an open mind and I wouldn't seem like a weirdo and maybe have a couple people I could share it with. Totally didn't work out that way, lost a lot of facebook friends and maybe a job.
 
2014-04-18 11:33:15 AM  
When female members of the Brazilian bug species Neotrogla mate with males, they insert their gynosomes into the male's sexual organ. Once inside the male's body, the gynosome inflates and grows spines, then absorbs both sperm and nutrients from the male for several days.

O_O

Can we go back to chicks with dicks?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-04-18 11:41:52 AM  
When was the last time you found a penis that grew spines, absorbed nutrients, remained erect for 75 hours.

Isn't that a side effect of too much Viagra?
 
2014-04-18 12:45:07 PM  

vpb: Isn't that a side effect of too much Viagra?


Isn't that something you should ask Bob Dolemite?
 
2014-04-18 12:50:00 PM  
www.the80sman.com
 
2014-04-18 12:54:20 PM  
Once inside the male's body, the gynosome inflates and grows spines, then absorbs both sperm and nutrients from the male for several days.

x1.fjcdn.com
 
2014-04-18 01:00:45 PM  
Got the feeling author of TFA was just barely restraining herself from railing against the phallocentric manocracy that runs the world.
 
2014-04-18 01:13:38 PM  
So it gets impregnated then drains the life from the male.

That's different.
 
2014-04-18 01:17:28 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-18 01:22:43 PM  
a penis that grew spines, absorbed nutrients, remained erect for 75 hours, or allowed its owner to get pregnant? Pretty much the only thing this organ has in common with a penis is that it's used to penetrate a partner during sex.

except most importantly it is a tube that transfers sperm for mating.

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Got the feeling author of TFA was just barely restraining herself from railing against the phallocentric manocracy that runs the world.


She wants a more specific term than "female penis" but I don't think she would be happy with "reverse flow female vampiristic penis", though I think she would be happy if human females had an organ that could drain the life-force of men.

 
2014-04-18 01:39:08 PM  
That author sounds angry at the cock.
 
2014-04-18 01:50:02 PM  

sprawl15: jerkcity


I knew I had you favorited for a reason.
 
2014-04-18 01:50:24 PM  
FTA: When was the last time you found a penis that grew spines, absorbed nutrients, remained erect for 75 hours.

For me, that was Tuesday!
 
2014-04-18 02:00:15 PM  

Mentalpatient87: That author sounds angry at the cock.


She has a complicated relationship with the cock since she is partners with a transgendered woman.

NTTAWWT, but she does land on a particularly interesting spot on the sexual orientation spectrum, so she's going to have some unique opinions on sexual politics.
 
2014-04-18 02:04:03 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Got the feeling author of TFA was just barely restraining herself from railing against the phallocentric manocracy that runs the world.


I wonder why that might be...

images.c-spanvideo.org
Oh right, I remember now!  It's cause annalee newitz is a terrible tech blogger who rarely has anything relevant to add, and who also just so happens to closely resemble a troll.  As a result, instead of trying harder to write anything relevant and/or thought provoking, she takes science articles, summons forth her troll might, and asks herself "Hmmm...now how is this biased against me?"  Strangely, this seems to be a question she has little trouble answering regardless of the scenario.
 
2014-04-18 02:13:05 PM  
Mine only gets in the way of my thinking.
 
2014-04-18 02:20:39 PM  
really Fark? It took this long, with that setup of a headline?


brescher.net
 
2014-04-18 02:39:20 PM  
Annalee Newitz is the editor-in-chief of io9.com, and this is her column.


Non-scientist science journalist angry that non-scientist science journalists often misrepresent science in their journalism.

www.cornerstoneautismfoundation.org
 
2014-04-18 03:52:03 PM  
The media misrepresenting science is typical. I understand her frustration, but she went full tumblr near the end and lost me.
Keep your article on topic. Even for gawker that was bad form.
 
2014-04-18 07:27:32 PM  
So, it seems the only party being ignored was the male.

What was their sex organ called? It must be new because it is the coonterpart to the new female one (pun intended)

Again, the whole story is about female sex organs. Now it`s news because they are not even female sex organs or whatever and it`s not even noticed that the males are not in the news...

Again.

Female sex organs. They are the news even when they are not even female sex organs
 
2014-04-19 03:07:25 AM  
Once inside the male's body, the gynosome inflates and grows spines, then absorbs both sperm and nutrients from the male for several days.


So it's a vampiric organ designed to suck the life from it's victim while inflicting a moderate amount of pain and discomfort.
 
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