Wednesday, March 18, 2009

How do Mermaids Have Sex? Let's Google It!

While drinking from the water fountain at the gym tonight, me and my friend were reminiscing about the classic disney channel movie "The thirteenth year" about the boy who turns into a merman.






This, of course, got us on to the question of how mermaids and mermen reproduce. the biology of it isn't obvious, so we were stumped. What IS obvious is that this is a question for google.





Wikipedia (of course) had the answer:

The Mermaid problem is an observation occasionally mentioned in literature, concerning the difficulty of having sexual intercourse with a mermaid. Although mermaids are commonly depicted as beautiful, variably nude, and enticing, a man attempting to have sex with one would be thwarted by the typical portrayal of the creature: a fish from the waist down, with no vagina. Some fiction, aware of the long running question, deliberately avoids the question for humorous effect.[1] More generally, it can also be a joking reference to the unusual sexual interest many non-human characters seem to have with humans in fantasy or science fiction, and potential physical issues therein.




Mythical biology

Theoretically a mermaid would reproduce as most aquatic animals do, by external fertilization, requiring a human male to deposit his seed underwater onto her eggs. (The confusion is further compounded by the fact that mermaids are usually depicted with a navel and breasts,[2] which would suggest placental vivipary rather than ovipary.) However, this situation is sometimes rectified by portraying mermaids as having genitalia more similar to dolphins than fish,[3] or having the ability to change into human form, e.g. the fishtail splitting into two legs when it dries, and again turning into fishtail when the legs touch with water. A prominent example of this is the Touchstone Pictures film Splash where the Mermaid character Madison, portrayed by Daryl Hannah, transforms into human form and sustains a romantic and sexual relationship with Allen Bauer, portrayed by Tom Hanks, while retaining many of her undersea habits and mannerisms.

A French idiom, finir en queue de poisson (to end with the tail of a fish), makes reference to this difficulty; it refers to a promising start that ends in disappointment. It originates from a line in Horace's Ars Poetica: Desinit in piscem mulier formosa superne (the beautiful woman ends in a fish's tail).

Historical perspective

Interestingly this was not always an issue. In the past it was not uncommon for a mermaid (actually a medieval siren or melusine) to be portrayed as having a split tail, with a vagina located (or merely implied to be) between the two parts.



H. P. Lovecraft's short story "Dagon"[4] and the logo of the American coffee chain Starbucks are examples of this.



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well, gosh, who knew the starbuck's logo had the answer all this time!
Just goes to show ya we need to open our eyes :)

103 comments:

  1. man that's interesting...but then, how would they give birth? same way wouldbe ,my guess...

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  2. that's gross but strangly fasenating i've been trying to figure out the answer to this for a long time and now i know but unfourtunatly a mermaid with two tails is ugly i like one tail how come her scales cant jus open up and there's a vagina it's much more attractive than two tails and easyer cause both tails arnt flipping all over the place when the mermaid gets excited .

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    1. Lol yes i guess i can agree with you..when i saw the picture of the mermaid it was a bit weird for me.i agree with you because to me it also seems to be easier if the mermaid didn't have to split her tail like that

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  3. Interesting I guess...NOT what I really needed to know...But thats my problem, right? good theory tho

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  4. i think it would be intresting to watch im not weird just curious.lol im just thinking out loud 4 everyone.

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  5. Is it the same for the man.Does he also split his legs so that his penis is there?

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  6. hey, you seem to have an interest in sex, wanna have sex? Come on! I'm desperate, I WANT YOUR BALLS IN MY HAND!!!

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  7. Come on, you know you want me, I;m blond, hot, and have huge sexy boobs. The boys call me Lady Fucker, on the account that I an a trained prostitute, you know the wanton sort!

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    1. sies!!!!! you disgusting slut!!!

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  8. PLEASE! I WANT TO SUCK YOUR BALLS! I WANT YOU TO MOLD MY BODY TO YOURS! I WANT TO HAVE YOUR BABIES!

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  9. I KNOW WERE YOU LIVE, I'LL BE IN YOUR BED WAITING FOR YOUR FANTASTIC SEX!!!

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    1. want to do it with me

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    2. Sure Sexy meet me in the motel

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  10. OMMM OMMM OMMM OMMM, THAT WAS THE SOUND I WILL MAKE WHEN I AM FUCKING YOUR BALLS!!!!!!

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    1. I'm guessing you never met someone with standards and limitations, right?

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    2. 1. You don't fuck balls...
      2. Sounds like you are trying to meditate
      3. What the fuck?

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    3. 1. You don't fuck balls...
      2. Sounds like you are trying to meditate
      3. What the fuck?

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  11. wow um your disgusting..

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    1. i kinda completly agree. SICK BASTARDS.

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  12. mermaids could have something at the bottom of the tail,where the fins split.

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  13. I wish i could have sex with a merman.

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    1. Heck yes i agree in the books they seem so hot

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  14. Lmaooo this sheeit is funny & creepy.

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  15. I wanna suck someons balls... OMM OMMM OMMMM!

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    1. this is the sound iam going to make when i suck your boobs the FAT ONES

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    2. suck mine there huge

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    3. can you suck my pussy too ;)

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  16. ewwww thats diturbed

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  17. wooow this is confusing yet insanely interesting quick question how do they give birth then ??

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    1. Answer: they lay eggs if they're in the water. And give birth on land. It probably depends if the mermaid side dominates or if the human side dominates because if you've seen the movies, they can turn into humans on land.

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  18. Lmaoo this is so funny xD. You know, that mermaid statue lady looked kinda creepy. Like, the middle part where her fins split looked kinda disturbing... almost looks like an octopus! Or a sea cucumber! 0_o lol I hope they don't really look like that in reality. If... ya know... IF. Lol great theory though!

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  19. good theroy but you proved they have a vagina but how do they give birth

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    1. Out of their vagina as well, right?

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  20. RE: "Anonymous said...
    Is it the same for the man.Does he also split his legs so that his penis is there?"

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    more or less, they would have genital slits where they store the penis to preserve a streamline shape(however little a creature with a human torso, head, arms, and long hair realistically has that is...) similar to dolphins

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  21. sex... ahhhhhh......

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  22. I actually picture merfolks to be more like their dolphin counterparts. It makes a lot more sense. Than some theories I've read. Wish I had a merman as a lover.

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    1. Yess i so totally agree..you guys shpuld really read this one series of posiedon its awsom it has some romance in it too

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  23. If I sucked a merman dick could I be a mermaid?

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    1. You can suck my dick and become a dragon

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    2. You can suck my dick and become a one-night stand

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    3. kinda why i was curious

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  24. Just flop around in a bathtub with one. I.E. Gaga's You and I video

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  26. this really satisfied me cuz i have been lokkking for an answer for this for 3 yrs a ive found it thanxxx....
    btw..those ppl who were doin d sex tlk up there yall no that there could be kids reading that and mermaids are kids favourite thing one of it .. .... thats really disgustin of yall...

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    1. Ya but uf kids would even clik on this theory page thingy thrn they really wouldnt mind brcause their parents told them everything and their fine with it..like someone i know

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  27. why are you people so disgusting, its just a question, the last person that wrote is talking something good, why would you write something so disgusting
    ahhhhh you people are Nastttyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!

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  28. Here, here! I could not agree more, very perverted. Shame on you people!

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  29. Yea! Kids could be scarred for life after reading this!

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    1. Na uh because wat if their parents told them everything so the kids know what's good and bad for then when they grow up..like somebody i know

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  30. FUCK KIDS LITTLE SHITS

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    1. Lol hahaha..im no kid but i due am a teen

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  31. No one seems to realize that a Mermaid murders men. She attracts them to the rock she is on with her beautiful breasts and when they are mesmerised with lust/love for her she gently takes their hand and leads them down into the depths of the ocean where they drown with a smile on their face.

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    1. I'm pretty sure not all mermaids are like that, some help people get to the surface after the crashed their ship or if they were drowning. Plus one little bit of extra info for this, they would lure men to rocky shores with their voices, and they were called sirens

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  32. Wow. You people are creepy. All I wanted to know was the answer. Not all your sex talk. If you're so desperate, well, they make things for that stuff.

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    1. And those things are fake rubber vaginas

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  33. o-o uhm....LOL. I'm a child and I read this...i kinda found it funny tho! XD

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    1. Lol haha I'm a teen and i really find it funny lol

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  34. So what talking about sex that's what we are here for or are you gay/lesbian

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  35. this is funny :D

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  36. Ugh, you people are SICK!!!! interesting, though, I wonder how they give birth... lots of little kids get on the Internet and look stuff up, do you know how many mothers are probly having heart attacks cuz their 4 year olds are asking about that kinda stuff?! You guys are SICK!!! if you HAVE to write that, go to some special website or something!!

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    1. most 4 year olds dont read that level in words,

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  37. Me and my mom were also trying to figure this out today. I thought they had children and sex like a dolphin I guess would because it is also a mammal that lives in the water. Or that the fin formed into legs on land. Thanks for the confirmation!

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  38. U r so nasty iu people trying to find mermade sex not how to suck balls

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  39. Why would kids be reading something like mermaid sex?

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    1. Thank you finally someone understands Me i am a teen but that still doesn't count as a kid

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  40. who opens thier tils when they wanna........you know!!!(LOL)

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  41. Lol, everyone is so dumb. Obviously the person talking about sex was trolling. Why would a kid too young to read that be looking up mermaid sex anyway?

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  42. Where the white dolphins at?

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  43. Wow what a thing to look at dumb but interestinng

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  56. What if you hare sleeping with a mermaid when they have legs and then it turns back to a tail in the middle? Are you stuck

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  57. My theory was always that - like dolphins have a slit to give birth - mermaids would have one for sex AND birth which only opens when having sex. So you don't see it when their just swimming... or what mermaids do besides sex. ;-)
    Mermen then are sort of like bulls or horses. They have a slit where their penis comes out.
    This would not only explain sex between them, also birth... and I wouldn't have to picture a mermaid splitting her tail or something like that. Not really a sexy picture...

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  58. duh the males penis is inside of his tail which emerges when he needs it to the mermaids simply half what looks like a line which can open and expand and you can image the rest

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    1. yeah i found that one to be more believeable considering the fact that they had proof of what it{the mermaid} looked like. they had the abdomen, hand,tail and some of the skeletal structure. putting all of those together they{NOA biologists} infered how the mermaid would look like.{the physical and internal features}

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