09Sex sometimes turns into cannibalism.

Octopus sex, as you might anticipate from a creature with so many arms, is a bit of an odd proposition. For males, it’s also quite a dangerous one.

Since female octopuses are often larger—and most octopuses are decidedly anti-social—there’s always a chance that his lady partner will get bored and/or hungry mid-coitus, give up on the romance, and start snacking away.

Isn’t that always the way?

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