Baculum: Why Humans & Spider Monkeys Differ from Other Primates
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love, and at Skulls Unlimited, we have a special place in our hearts for animal baculum's. Yes, that's right, bacula - the bone of love and affection in the animal kingdom. This week only select bacula are 10% OFF!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
For those who may not be familiar, a baculum is a bone found in the penises of some mammals, and it serves to support and stiffen the genitalia during copulation. While it may seem strange to some, these little bones play a big role in the love lives of many animals, and we simply can't resist their charm.
So, in honor of Valentine's Day, we thought we would take a closer look at some of the most fascinating bacula in the animal kingdom. Who knows, you might just learn something new about the science of love!
Before we start It's worth mentioning that humans are one of the few species that do not have bacula. Instead, humans rely on the complex interaction of muscles, nerves, and blood vessels to maintain an erection. So, while baculum's may seem like a strange and fascinating topic, it's a reminder of just how unique the human anatomy is.
It's also worth mentioning that spider monkeys, like humans, do not possess bacula. instead, they rely on their muscular genitalia to maintain an erection during copulation. So while spider monkeys may swing from tree to tree with ease, they also have a unique anatomy when it comes to love and affection.
First up, we have the walrus baculum. These bones are long, thick, and can reach up to two feet in length! This makes sense, given that male walruses can weigh over 1,500 pounds and need a sturdy baculum to match their impressive size. But did you know that they have the largest baculum? CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
Next, we have the red fox baculum. This one is known for its distinctive shape, which has earned it the nickname "the tuning fork." While it may not be the largest baculum, it definitely has a unique charm that sets it apart. The shape of the red fox baculum is important as it allows for a better grip, which can lead to increased mating success. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
The American river otter baculum is also worth mentioning. These small but mighty animals have baculum's that are proportionally large and can measure up to 2.5 inches in length. Talk about a little love with a big impact! River otter baculum's have a curved shape that is believed to aid in the animal's ability to maintain a grip on the female during mating. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
Finally, we have the raccoon baculum. This one is known for its versatility, as it has a unique bend that allows it to adapt to different mating positions. Who says romance is dead? The bent shape of the raccoon baculum is thought to allow for greater control and stability during mating, leading to increased mating success. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
Again it's important to note that not all mammals have bacula, and the presence of a baculum varies greatly between species. Some species have evolved to rely on the muscles in their genitalia to maintain an erection, while others have a baculum to provide additional support.
In conclusion, while baculums may seem like a strange subject, they play a crucial role in the love lives of many animals. And at Skulls Unlimited, we have a deep appreciation for these bones of affection. So, this Valentine's Day, we hope you take a moment to appreciate the beauty and wonder of animal baculum's. Who knows, you might just fall in love with them too!