New Research Suggests Monogamy Killed the Penis Bone in Humans

Dog penis bones via Wikimedia Commons

Although we call erections “boners,” anyone who has basic familiarity with human anatomy knows our slang deceives us-for unlike most mammals, men have no penis bones. For decades scientists have wondered, “Why? No? Penis Bone?” A new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society might finally answer the mystery of what killed the penis bone: monogamy.

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