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13 Animal Masturbation Facts That Will Make You Feel Better About Being Single AF

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2. Smaller male marine iguanas will often masturbate before mating with a female so they can ejaculate faster, as they are often pushed away by larger males before they finish.

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11. Male African ground squirrels masturbate all the time. Some researchers think this is a cleaning adaptation that prevents squirrel STIs.

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Looks like the coast is clear for a little bit of STI screening, buddy.

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