Here’s Something That Will Blow Your Mind: This Is How Octopuses Have Sex

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If you, like everyone else, has never given a moments thought to how octopuses reproduce, then this image is sure to blow your mind.

When octopuses get down, the male uses a one of his tentacled arms (called a hectocotylus) to transfer his business from his balls – which are basically in his head – to his lady friend.

Sadly for the male, they die shortly after mating (usually within a few months).

So there you have it. If you were as surprised by how octopuses have sex as we were, be sure to share below!