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Mar 3 / Mr. Science

Sexy Species

Sexy species: Why should we care about funny animal names?

We are all members of the same sexy species, but accepting our own personal differences is extremely healthy. Given the importance of appreciating our individuality, it is sad that discussing sex is so taboo. Sure some individuals make sexy jokes, but the majority of people rarely talk about human sexuality even with their sexual partner. How can we appreciate our own sexuality–or someone else’s for that matter–when we can’t comfortably discuss the topic? Here are some funny animal names to break the ice.

Sexy Species (fun conversation starters):

  • Horny toads (also called horned toads)
  • Red footed boobies (a bird and one of six sexy species of booby)
  • Helmeted Hornbills (What exactly does he do with that horny bill anyway?)
  • Slippery dicks (a not-so-sexy species of fish)
  • Banana slugs (also the Mascot at UC Santa Cruz)
  • Tufted titmice (actually not a mouse but a sexy species of songbird)
  • Dik-diks (a small antelope species)
  • The Great Tit (another bird)
  • Andean Cock-of-the-Rock (How come bird species get all the sexiest names!)
  • Sexy anenome shrimp (available at some pet stores)
  • Red Breasted Sapsuckers (as if having a red breast wasn’t bad enough for this poor species…)
  • Blue footed boobies (almost my favorite boobies)

Booby Feet & Eggs--Galapagos 2009

-Mr. Science

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When I was eight years old my father told me about the birds and the bees. The next day a bee stung me and for seven months I thought I was pregnant. –Barbara George

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  1. Waterboy / Mar 17 2010

    Beaver is always a good conversation starter as well.

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