New Mating Position Adds to ‘Frog Kama Sutra’
Scientists have accidentally ended up discovering a never-seen-or-heard-before sex position after learning about the rather weird mating habits of one particular breed of frog.
Found only in India, the Bombay night frogs, instead of mating like other amphibians, performed a ‘dorsal straddle’. A delightfully confusing sex act many are terming as the froggy style!
The frogs, somehow magically, can fertilise a female’s eggs without making any contact. They just leave their sperm to trickle down on the female’s back and straddle.
Yes, it’s absolutely frickin’ absurd. The male doesn’t embrace the female at all, it just straddles over her back by holding onto a nearby object like leafs or branches of a tree. Talk about acting like a cold mother f***er.
The Bombay night frog would then just walk away, allowing the sperm to trickle down the female’s back so eggs can be fertilised. Professor Sathyabhama Das Biju of Delhi University said, “This is a remarkable frog with an unprecedented reproductive behaviour, which is unique for a number of reasons.”
Till now, only 6 mating positions were known to man but the Bombay night frog has ended up changing everything. The research was conducted over a period of 40 nights between 2010 and 2012 during the monsoon season in the Western Ghats of India.