Carin Bondar: The birds and the bees are just the beginning
Carin Bondar - Wild sex biologist
Carin Bondar is an expert on the sexual life of animals -- and loves to tell their wild sex stories. Full bio
pheromonal cues in the water,
separate organism altogether.
just take form into account.
needs between the sexes?
some pretty drastic strategies
gets the last laugh, though,
like this with my audiences
on quite a bit before that.
have the shorter appendages,
or stimulatory interaction
the Magnum, P.I. hypothesis,
sexual structures are used in a forceful way
are a few mammalian species
his penis into a female's vagina,
messages from my talk today?
will react to each other,
About the speaker:Carin Bondar - Wild sex biologist
Carin Bondar is an expert on the sexual life of animals -- and loves to tell their wild sex stories.
Why you should listen
Group sex, prostitution, masturbation -— every sexy thing we humans do, says Carin Bondar, animals do too, and a whole lot more we, thank goodness, can't (see topic: chastity belts). Bondar, a biologist, hosts the truly astonishing Wild Sex video series on earthtouch.tv , where over two seasons she's been using science and uberwatchable storytelling to tell surprising tales of animal mating. As she says: "We hit topics hard, and not just for the quirk factor, but because there is a lot of cool science behind so many strange mating rituals."
For contrast, her first book, The Nature of Human Nature, examines the unique behaviors of the human species in the context of Darwin's Survival of the Fittest. Bondar is also the host and producer of SciAm Cinema, a monthly series of the best stories from the Scientific American blog network, and the co-host (with Phil Plait) of TwiST, a weekly series about science and tech on the Science Alert YouTube channel, as well as a TV host for Discovery International and National Geographic Wild.
Carin Bondar | Speaker | TED.com