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Aliens!

Ew, this post. Not sure how the OP's going to react to my comment, but here is my rantier take.

Whenever anyone says anything about aliens, I get twitchy, because the idea of "alien" means--well--"alien". Unknown, maybe frighteningly so, out of our depth, perhaps unimaginably different, shocking, repulsive maybe, just downright strange.

The reason that people write alien sex like human sex? Probably because we're mammalian, and that's the way we work. Just like writers don't write in a vacuum with no cultural influences, I doubt it's possible to shed your human-ness and really write without that influence. The smut may be written deliberately human-like because, uh, because humans are titillated by human sex? *coughs*

If you would like to talk biologically, as far as most species go, sexual reproduction involves two gametes from two different parents to form a new organism. This can be done externally (like frogs), which is kind of inefficient, since often the gametes are often swept away or miss; conversely, mammals have fertilization internally, which greatly increases the chance of fertilization. Your complaint about human-like sex is kind of odd in that respect--it would stand to reason that natural selection (I think it'd apply, but everything goes out the window when it comes to aliens x.x) would likely "favour" those that reproduce the best.

I guess I understand your frustration about the same thing again and again, but it's probably because we're human, and that's the way we work.

tl;dr : Ranter complains about human-like alien sex. I rant back and say that it's because we are human, [insert expletive].

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