So now it’s official, the way to teach sex education is by observing Nature. Like the Birds and the Bees. Or more correctly, the Birds, the Bees and the Broadbeans. Promiscuity Rules!
It’s all to do with evolution, and how species arise, and hybridisation. Virtually all plants are distinct species, yet some are in the promiscuous habit of creating new hybrids with other plants.
But in case you didn’t know this, promiscuity is more successful for animals than it is for plants.
Cross species mating is common in ducks, North American fresh water fish species, whiptail lizards in the American Southwest and Bynoe’s Geckos in Australia. Even butterflies get into it.
I must have intuitively realised the significance of this animal behaviour when I was young and carefree. Of course all this doonah- dancing is past me nowadays, I can hardly remember what all the fuss was about.