Praying mantis sex gets a bad rap because sometimes the female bites off the male’s head and eats him. Like,once in a while. Usually, it goes perfectly fine for both mantises, but everyone fixates on the bad dates.
Deep-sea anglerfish sex, on the other hand, is an endless horror. Every. Single. Time.
A male anglerfish’s first and only sexual adventure results in his becoming permanently fused — by his lips, no less — to the side of a relatively gargantuan female that resembles David Cronenberg’s nightmare about the shark from “Jaws.”