Last week, I went outside for a computer break, and two cats were out there having sex. Surprising! I’ve heard cats getting it on plenty of times, but have never SEEN them. It was like National Geographic Penthouse Lite.
The sex looked unsatisfying, since the female seemed irritated each time (they were at it all day – everytime I went to the kitchen, which looks out to the yard – there they were), and the male got about 2 seconds of game time each round.
So naturally I went to my laptop and googled “cat sex.” I was wondering why female cats are always yowling, because from what I was seeing, there wasn’t a whole lot to yowl about.
And I found this out: A male cat’s penis is barbed. BARBED!
“A cat’s penis has a band of 120-150 backwards-pointing spines, which are about one millimeter long; upon withdrawal of the penis, the spines rake the walls of the female’s vagina, which is a trigger for ovulation.”
Ok, so a millimeter doesn’t sound too crazy, but still . . a National Geographic video I just watched mentions “100 tiny hooks – made of keratin, a tough fibrous protein, normally found in nails and claws. ”
Doesn’t sound that comfortable.
Roger has requested a photo of a barbed cat penis, so I will cheat and give you this faux pic created by National Geographic, my favorite porn creators.
I think it’s supposed to be a lion penis. The domestic cat penisesesii I dug up were impressively unimpressive and might endanger the world-rocking excitingness of my cat penis journalismo. Must protect.
Oh screw it. Here’s a cat penis.