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Sex is in the air – everywhere you look around… No, really, the world around us is just drenched with sex appeal. All you’ve got to do to actually see it is be a tad bit more attentive. Sounds a little too hard? Well, then Erotic Nature is the perfect way out for you!

Here you will find a gallery of images showing erotic forms of nature. Animals, plants, mushrooms, fruits and vegetables, and erotic landscapes caught in curious shapes. Erotic Nature has no sexual or porn context. It aims to show the attraction of natural phenomena and living beings. Take a look around. Be observant and you’ll see the nature as amazing and amusing as it only can be.

Erotic Nature is a site that will definitely make you get a smile on your face and feel good. So, here’s what we do on the pages of this site… We surf the Web day and night in search of the sexiest and, at the same time, the funniest nooks of planet Earth – and gladly present their pictures to your attention.

Erotic Nature will make you see Mother Nature’s gentle (and not so gentle) curves that you may have never noticed before – guarantee you will like them when you see them. ;)

The pigbutt worm or flying buttocks (Chaetopterus pugaporcinus)

A Worm That Resembles a Disembodied Butt

This disembodied rump is a tiny worm known as Chaetopterus pugaporcinus. In 2006, researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium discovered this species bobbing along 3,000 feet deep under the Pacific Ocean. MBARI biologist Karen Osborn and her co-workers recently discovered a new species of deep-sea worm, but a worm like no other. The worm is round in shape, approximately the size of a hazelnut, and bears a strong resemblance to a disembodied pair of buttocks. Because of this, it was given a Latin species name Chaetopterus pugaporcinus that roughly translates to “resembling a pig’s rear.” Upon discovery, this worm earned some profoundly unfortunate monikers, such as “pigbutt worm” and “flying buttocks.”

Chaetopterus pugaporcinus flying buttocks

What appears to be the bull’s-eye at the center of the butthole is where the creature’s mouth is located. In order to feed, said mouth is surrounded by a “cloud of mucus” that catches organic detritus known as marine snow.
As far as their appearance goes, researchers at the aquarium offered up this explanation: “… researchers found that although the worms had segmented bodies, one of their middle segments was inflated like a balloon, giving the animals a distinctive gumball shape. All the other segments were compressed up against the front and back of the inflated segment, like a cartoon character whose nose and hind parts have been flattened in an unfortunate accident.”

Chaetopterus pugaporcinus flying buttocks
Image: Karen Osborn (c) 2006 MBARI

This photograph shows the back of the newly named worm. The concentric ovals are body segments that have been flattened against a single central segment that has ballooned out to form the bulk of the worm’s body.

Chaetopterus pugaporcinus flying buttocks


Image: Karen Osborn (c) 2006 MBARI

This photograph shows another view of Chaetopterus pugaporcinus, including its mouth parts.
Chaetopterus pugaporcinus flying buttocks
Image: Karen Osborn (c) 2006 MBARI

The researchers still aren’t sure if the worms they have been studying are larvae or adults. None of the individuals they collected had any identifiable sex organs, eggs, or sperm. Thus, they could be, as the authors put it, “wayward larvae, swept off the continental shelf and unable to settle [to the seafloor], thus growing to unusual size and developing adult features.”


Chaetopterid polychaetes, distinctive members of nearly all benthic marine communities, have larvae that may spend months in the plankton before settling to live their adult lives in parchment-like tubes attached to the sea floor. The cover image shows an extraordinary new species, Chaetopterus pugaporcinus, that may have relinquished the benthic portion of its life and made itself permanently at home in the pelagic realm. Chaetopterus pugaporcinus possesses the same combination of larval and adult features regardless of the size of the specimen (1 to 2 cm), and it has lost features associated with benthic life that were previously thought to be characteristic of the family. The species is reliably found off the coast of California at about 1000 m, regardless of the seafloor depth. One of its 15 segments is greatly expanded, while the others are compressed to the anterior and posterior poles of the decidedly non-vermiform body.
On pages 40-54 of this issue, Osborn et al. describe this new species and its ecology.

Chaetopterid polychaetes on journal cover

Credits: Photo, Karen J. Osborn (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute); cover layout, Beth Liles, (Marine Biological Laboratory).

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Kodachrome Basin State Park in Utah

Kodachrome Basin is a state park of Utah, USA. It is situated 1,767.8 m above sea level, 19 km south of Utah Route 12, and 32 km southeast of Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Kodachrome Basin State Park stone porn

Kodachrome Basin State Park stone porn

The scenery is usual here, dominated by 67 monolithic stone spires called sedimentary pipes. They accentuate multi-hued sandstone layers revealing 180 million years of geologic time. The color and beauty found here prompted a 1948 National Geographic Society expedition to name the area Kodachrome after the popular color film.

This park is particularly popular during spring and fall, when temperatures are moderate. A concessionaire offers horseback rides and other activities and services.

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Magnolia tree seed pods

Magnolia is an ancient genus named after French botanist Pierre Magnol.
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from http://satnavandcider.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/fertile-magnolia-tree/

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from http://imgur.com/gallery/ZcbuuAp

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Magnolia seeds
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Antirrhinum snapdragons

Antirrhinum is a genus of plants commonly known as snapdragons or dragon flowers, from the flowers’ fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed. They are native to rocky areas of Europe, the United States, and North Africa.

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Antirrhinum snapdragons penis

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Halomonas titanicae – bacteria from The Titanic

Halomonas titanicae is a species of bacteria which was found on rusticles in the wreck of the RMS Titanic, at the bottom of the sea. Dr Henrietta Mann discovered the bacteria when analysing rusticle samples taken from the Titanic in 1991.

penis-shaped titanic bacterial
© Antonio Ventosa (University of Sevilla, Spain)
The image is from an Environmental Scanning Electron Microgrpah (ESEM) and shows a stacked mineralized individual bacterium in the form of a stalagmite shape occurring inside a rusticle.
Source – http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0523-hance_top10.html

 

The bacterium, named Halomonas titanicae, sticks to steel surfaces, corroding them.

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The bacteria has been listed as potentially dangerous to oil rigs and man-made objects in the deep sea, although an advantage to Halomonas titanicae’s discovery is that old ships that litter the sea floor will be recycled by this bacterium.

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Amaranthus dick

Amaranthus, collectively known as amaranth, is a cosmopolitan genus of annual or short-lived perennial plants.

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Known to the Aztecs as huauhtli, it is thought to have represented up to 80% of their caloric consumption before the conquest. Another important use of amaranth throughout Mesoamerica was to prepare ritual drinks and foods.

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Because of its importance as a symbol of indigenous culture, its gluten-free palatability, ease of cooking, and a protein that is particularly well-suited to human nutritional needs, interest in grain amaranth revived in the 1970s. It was recovered in Mexico from wild varieties and is now commercially cultivated. It is a popular snack sold in Mexico, sometimes mixed with chocolate or puffed rice, and its use has spread to Europe and parts of North America.

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Although several species are often considered weeds, people around the world value amaranths as leaf vegetables, cereals, and ornamental plants. The root of mature amaranth is a popular vegetable. It is white and cooked with tomatoes or tamarind gravy. It has a milky taste and is alkaline. In China, the leaves and stems are used as a stir-fry vegetable, or in soups. A traditional food plant in Africa, amaranth has the potential to improve nutrition.

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amananthus penis-shaped flower

Amaranth greens are a common leaf vegetable throughout the tropics and in many warm temperate regions. Amaranth seeds contain lysine, an essential amino acid, limited in other grains or plant sources. Amaranth may be a promising source of protein to those who are gluten sensitive, because unlike the protein found in grains such as wheat and rye, its protein does not contain gluten.

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The Proboscis monkey of Borneo

The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) or long-nosed monkey is a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey that is endemic to the south-east Asian island of Borneo.

This species of monkey is easily identifiable because of its unusually large nose.
Actually, proboscis monkeys have the longest noses of all primates. Although females already have a very large nose for a primate, the nose of males is so long it often hangs over their mouth, exceeding 10cm in length. In elderly animals, it can reach 17.5cm (a quarter of the body length). Although its function is not known for sure, it is likely to be a visual signal used in mate choice. The male vocalises through the nose with a kee honk sound.

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With their large pendulous nose, giant bellies, and permanent erect penis, the proboscis monkey has one of the most unusual appearances of all primates.

Proboscis monkey with enormously large nose

Proboscis monkeys feed on leaves, seeds, fruits, flowers and a very small proportion of animal prey.

Proboscis monkeys eat fruits and leaves, and in one area regurgitate and chew that cud again.

from http://www.livescience.com/13472-proboscis-monkey-eats-regurgitation.html

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The monkey also goes by the Malay name monyet belanda (“Dutch monkey”), or even orang belanda (“Dutchman”), as Indonesians remarked that the Dutch colonisers often had similarly large bellies and noses.

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Proboscis monkeys can only be found in Borneo and inhabit mangrove, peat swamp, and riverine forests. Although they are mostly arboreal (tree-living), proboscis monkeys are good swimmers and have the most aquatic lifestyle among primates. They usually live in a harem which comprises one adult male and one to eight females and their offspring. The males are much larger, weigh more than twice as much as females, and have an erect penis almost permanently.

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Another striking characteristic of Proboscis monkeys are their large pot bellies, making them look permanently pregnant. Their bellies are so enourmous because of a very special digestive system which consists of cellulose digesting bacteria, enabling them to eat leaves and unripe fruit. Their stomach is so large, its contents can make up to one quarter of their body weight.

proboscis monkey in tree
from http://animals.nationalgeographic.co.uk/animals/mammals/proboscis-monkey/

Proboscis monkeys generally live in groups composed of one adult male, some adult females and their offspring. All-male groups may also exist. Some individuals are solitary, mostly males.

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Proboscis monkey with kid

The only fruit proboscis monkeys will eat is unripe fruit. The sugars in ripe fruits can ferment in their stomachs and cause fatal bloating.

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Sexy sea cucumber

Sea cucumbers are marine animals (echinoderm of class Holothuroidea) with a leathery skin and an elongated soft, cucumber-shaped body containing a single, branched gonad.

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Sandy sea cucumber (Holothuria atra) can be well camouphlaged (from http://www.ladyelliot.com.au/floraFauna/detail.asp?ID=30)

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Sea cucumbers are found on the sea floor worldwide. They inhabit seagrass meadows, coral reefs and soft bottoms of water bodies. The number of holothurian species worldwide is about 1,250 with the greatest number being in the Asia Pacific region.

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The diet of most cucumbers consists of plankton and decaying organic matter found in the sea. One way they might get a supply of food is to position themselves in a current where they can catch food that flow by with their tentacles when they open. Another way is to sift through the bottom sediments using their tentacles.

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Many of these are gathered for human consumption and some species are cultivated in aquaculture systems. The harvested product is variously referred to as trepang, bêche-de-mer or balate.

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from http://www.afma.gov.au/2013/04/25444/

Sea cucumber is traded in various forms such as frozen, gutted, boiled, salted, smoked, and dried.

Dried sea cucumbers
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The specie is valued for its high nutritional content and therapeutic properties. The price for dried sea cucumber fetching up to $500US per kilo.

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Because of their strong commercial value in Asian markets – where they’re sold in dried form as “beche-de-mer” – they have been harvested so heavily in some areas that remaining stocks could have trouble breeding.

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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has tightened regulations for trading sea cucumber to prevent over exploitation and encourage spawning of the species. Sea cucumbers cannot be transported without a Local Transport Permit issued by the Provincial Fishery Office or a fisheries quarantine officer. It is also prohibited to sell and transport undersized sea cucumbers – those that are only five centimeters in length – except in dried form.

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How to eat the Giant Penis Clam (aka Geoduck)

Geoduck is a prized Pacific Northwest seafood. The large, meaty siphon is prized for its savory flavor and crunchy texture. Geoduck is regarded by some as an aphrodisiac because of its phallic shape.
These clams were not fished commercially until the 1970s, but in recent decades a huge demand from Asian markets has developed, and the clams are now farmed as well as being harvested in the wild.
It is very popular in China, where it is considered a delicacy, mostly eaten cooked in a fondue-style Chinese hot pot. In Korean cuisine, geoducks are eaten raw with spicy chili sauce, sautéed, or in soups and stews. In Japan, geoduck is prepared as raw sashimi, dipped in soy sauce and wasabi. On Japanese menus in cheaper sushi restaurants, geoduck is sometimes substituted for Tresus keenae and labeled mirugai or mirukuigai.
how to cook geoduck

The flesh of geoduck tastes like a cross between your average fan-shape shelled clam – say, a Littleneck – and the sweetest scallop you’ve ever tasted, with texture ranging from a cross between firm jello and oyster on the shell end becoming progressively firmer toward the *ahem* protruding end, otherwise known as its siphon or neck, to where it’s downright crunchy at the tip.
Geoduck with a short neck
how to cook geoduck
and with a long one
how to cook geoduck

Before you get started have a pot of hot tap water or boiled water ready. Then cut through the tough ligament thingies attaching the clam to the shell on both sides

how to cook geoduck

and pry the shells apart
how to cook geoduck

At this point, give the geoduck a good and thorough rinse in cold water. If it smells like anything but fresh ocean water, it’s probably not so fresh.
When you pull the body of the clam away from the shell, you’re going to find this thing that looks like bwalls, and well, it is a gonad, so it’s basically bwalls. People tend to discard this part, but it tastes sweetly of the ocean and makes a wonderful stock for seafood based soups and stews.
how to cook geoduck

Once the gonad is removed, you have the mantle (the fleshy part that was covered by the shell) and the siphon (the fleshy part outside the shell), and it is all covered by an outer rubbery *sheath* called a periostracum. To remove that sheath, dunk the clam in that hot water for 15 to 20 seconds. Doing this will not only facilitate the removal, but it’ll firm up the flesh and make it easier to slice.
how to cook geoduck

In the front, the siphon, in the back the mantle, both completely edible.
how to cook geoduck

Wash away any sand or dirt that’s accumulated in siphon and mantle.

You can serve them with choh gochoojahng (Korean style), wasabi and shoyu (Japanese style), and paper thin slices of lemon.

how to cook geoduck

Or you can use the siphon pieces to make geoduck sushi (Mirugai (MEErooguy) is the Japanese word for geoduck).

how to cook geoduck

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