Pairs can either compete, with only one individual transferring sperm to the other, or the pair can transfer sperm bilaterally.

Both forms of sperm transfer can occur in the same species, depending on various factors.

There was a man waiting for us in the parking lot of the only store off of exit 229, I-85, just north of Henderson, North Carolina.

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“That’s how I was then.” The Lord told him to read the Book of Joshua; He would do the rest. You don’t got the voice.” “Well,” Buddy replied, slowly, “Get thee behind me, anyhow.” “Okay,” the devil said.

Buddy did so and slipped into the back of a church to see what would happen. “I will — if you can tell me just two words you’re a-gonna preach.” “Well,” Buddy said, and that used up the only one he had.

One organism will inseminate the other, with the inseminating individual acting as the "father".

The sperm is absorbed through pores or sometimes wounds in the skin from the partner's stylet, causing fertilization in the second, who becomes the "mother".

Parturition, while necessary for successful offspring production, requires a considerable parental investment in time and energy, and according to Bateman's principle, almost always burdens the "mother".

Thus, from an optimality model it is usually preferable for an organism to inseminate than to be inseminated.

His silver hair swooped up like a torch, his ruddy cheeks drooped to his chin, he didn’t feel old.

The visitor with too many parts had been a sure sign that the devil could still hear Buddy preaching.

Other species will alternate which partner transfers sperm, engaging in multiple bouts of fencing with the same partner over time. modesta, bilateral sperm transfer is the most common, especially in similarly-sized mate pairs.

The term also applies to homosexual activity between two males among bonobos; same-sex genital-genital rubbing is used in bonobo society to cement bonds, reduce conflict, and express communal excitement over food.

With a list of names gathered from the Henderson Daily Dispatch we’d bought from the miracle man, we’d rifled through the Vance County directory looking for the numbers of anyone involved in an incident local reporters were calling the country’s “latest act of terrorism.” “This is spiritual war,” Buddy told us.