Salon.com's Tracy Clark-Flory interviews science writer Faye Flam on her new book: "The Score: How the quest for sex has shaped modern man." Fascinating stuff!
Nature even has its own date rape drug: the Great Barrier Reef's yellow slug delivers a sedative to its desired mate with a quick penile stab.
It's all in the name of successfully passing along genes -- much like these creatures' human counterparts. The male of our species has yet to evolve flesh-eating sperm, but their biological imperative to sow their seeds has led to similarly mind-boggling behavior, like paying $2,150 for seduction seminars.
More fascinating stuff that doesn't involve rapist sea slugs: Clark-Flory interviews "The Artful Seducer"