If there were ever a species for whom sex hurt, it surely went extinct long ago.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 11, 2016
Immediately, many came to correct him by reminding him that sex is not all that pleasant as some may present it. Many animals have painful sexual encounters. Things are not all love and romance in the animal kingdom.
- The antechinus for example have so much sexual relations that they bleed inside and go blind.
- Male cats have barbed penises that do not make a female cat's sexual experience very pleasant.
- The male praying mantis is eaten by the female one after mating. That is not pleasant or painless.
- The male duck's penis is also shaped differently than the female duck's vagina which makes penetration very uncomfortable.
So Neil deGrasse Tyson needs to brush up on his science!