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Having sex is exhausting!

By Matt Stansbery Posted Jul 18, 2012 02:02 PM
Tired after sex? Well, rest assured you’re not the only one. A recent study published in the journal Biology Letters has found squid suffer from the same loss of energy we do after mating.
Having sex is exhausting!

Mating dumpling squids expend a lot of energy.

As we all know, reproductive activities take energy to conduct so it is no surprise that baseline swimming endurance were cut in half post-mating activities for both male and female squids.  A loss of energy has significant impact on feeding, escaping predators, and finding more mates for a creature that already has a short lifespan.  The southern dumpling squid (Euprymna tasmanica) were collected from Australia and studied to improve the understanding of reproductive behaviors with the cephalopods as a whole.

[via Yahoo News]

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