JIM COOKE
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Do Insects Enjoy Sex?

Do Insects Enjoy Sex?

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As species, we have little in common with bees, fruit flies and beetles. Bugs are so alien to us that it’s hard to know how exactly they experience the world. Do they feel pain? Do they experience pleasure? What is sex like for them? Do they enjoy it in any way—physical or otherwise?
This week on Giz Asks, we asked neuroscientists, biologists, and entomologists to help us understand what it’s like to be a horny insect. We found out that the world of insect sex is mysterious, fascinating, and sometimes disturbing as hell.

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