Today was a monumental day in the history of animals doing the nasty. For the first time ever, a photo has been taken of two gorillas engaging in "face-to-face" (not-so-fancy anthropologist-speak for missionary position) intercourse. Though this behavior is common in gorillas in captivity, it's very rare amongst those in the wild. So adorable, right? Except for the fact that, uh, that's the female gorilla's daughter off to the side, watching them do it. ("Moooooom! Ewwwwww!") Click on the photo for additional photos of tender, sweet gorilla love. [National Geographic]
isn't missionary position one of the things that christians use to say gays are bad? because "humans are the only animals that have sex face to face, looking into each other's eyes"? and that it was "unnatural" for humans to do it facing away from each other (but oh, so fun)? or was that just my creepy-ass CCD teacher in the 7th grade?