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Postby i_r_e_d » Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:29 pm

What is the "dangling thing" that female hyenas have? I know its not a penis but what is its purpose?
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Postby Poison » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:57 pm

Are you talking about the "Mock penis"?
From wikipedia:

A mock penis is the clitoris of the female hyena. Prior to sexual intercourse or when sexually excited, the hymen swells with blood. It hangs out of the vagina and ironically resembles a penis. Biologists have reported incidences of these "mock penises" being larger than 15 centimeters in length and 10 centimeters in girth.
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mock_penis )
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Postby i_r_e_d » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:16 am

Yes!!! Sweet... so its just a pretend penis... i get it now... :D
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Postby AstusAleator » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:33 am

You'll see them in monkeys as well. Kinda disturbing. :)
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