Once the male knows he has a fertile female in front of him, he sort of follows her around trying to mount her for a couple of days, often while sporting a frankly alarming erection, and sometimes licking her hind legs.His mate just keeps walking away from him every time he tries to do this (and can you blame her? At some point though, she stands still long enough for the deed to be done.
But the male giraffes who were being mounted didn’t display any signs of submission the way lady giraffes do, which means it’s probably just sex for sex's sake.
Once the male rears up on his hind legs and mounts her successfully, he ejaculated in mere seconds.
Sometimes he can go again (and sometimes again after that) each time only for a few seconds—as his partner continually walks away from him. But don’t worry—it’s not just the females who have to deal with what must be a deeply unsatisfying mating ritual. The internet likes to cite the number 94 as the percent of all giraffe sex that’s homosexual in nature.
You're welcome for saving you that awkward conversation with your aesthetician at your next waxing appointment.
I’ve been trying to process my feelings about the cultural outpourings of grief that have become a terribly common part of 2016 — specifically those surrounding the Christmas Day death of George Michael.
All of this made an indelible mark on my sexual awareness.