this is just so cool
From P Z Myers' Pharyngula, a great scienceblog:
Spiders can get a bit kinky, too. This species, Xysticus cristatus, has a solution to the problem of hungry ladies: they practice Japanese rope bondage. The male has wrapped the female in webbing to keep her under control while he dives under her belly to do the deed.
Pictures behind the link - go! And for when you come back:
Deaf Kama Sutra #33: the Grasping Spider:
When the Deaf lover wishes to awaken his sleeping partner, he forms his hands into spiders, gently tickling his partner's body, all the while unfolding himself around that body like webbing until finally, like two spider-lovers, clasped his hands each around his lover's...