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Vaginal Vignettes: Sex in the Animal Kingdom

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  • Hobart City Hall
    50 Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Think the vagina is a simple tube? Think again!

See wacky and wild tales of female animal reproductive anatomy and behaviour come to life on stage! This Vaginal Vignette is part of Beaker Street's Late Night Sessions.

From the times of Aristotle and Darwin to today, there has been a stereotype of the male as the active player in sex and the female as the passive recipient of sperm. This stereotype has shaped how science and the wider world view those possessing vaginas. But vaginas are anything but simple receptacles, and female animals are not the passive players they've been made out to be.

Learn about multi-chambered vaginas and temporary passages, elongated clitorises, pseudo-penises, vaginas that can sort sperm, and armoured vaginal openings that put female animals in the driver’s seat of reproduction and evolution.

It’s time to re-write these stories.

About Beaker Street Late Night Sessions

Find a rousing round-up where revelation meets revelry, a burlesque-esque nerd night with all the most inappropriate scientists and eccentric entertainers we could squeeze onto a stage.

Grab the mic during a nightly round of our old favourite Powerpoint Karaoke, then kick back to the sultry tunes of Stevie and the Bunsen Burners with especially special guests. Condition yourself with Pavlov’s Strip Tease, or check out Dr Tiana Pirtle’s Vaginal Vignettes.

Just like all the best things in life, it’s gonna be hot, mad, and scientific. 18+