If you are of a squeamish disposition you might want to stop reading 🙂 . I am just joking because I am sure by now that most people know why female cats scream after mating.
Most also know that, unlike the smooth penis of other mammals, the cat’s penis is covered in sharp, backward-pointing spines. In essence it is a barbed instrument of torture when withdrawn after mating.
It is inserted easily but it rakes the sides of the female’s vagina when removed. You can now see why female cats scream at this point of the mating process. They are briefly in intense pain. The male cat has no choice and he hangs on to the female’s scruff of the neck with his teeth. The female turns to bite him. He releases her and moves away when he feels it is safe to do so.
The more sexually virile the male, the bigger the spines. So the sexiest male causes the female most pain.
There is a reason behind this apparently sadistic approach to sex from the male’s standpoint and masochistic from the female’s. The female cat only ovulates (releases her eggs) afters she has been mated. The intense pain described above triggers the ovulation. It is called induced ovulation.
Within 25-30 hours of the first mating act she is shedding her eggs, ready to be fertilised. Within about 30 minutes of experiencing this pain she is ready to do it all again within another tom.
P.S. Incomprehensibly Google will not allow me to put a picture of a male’s penis on the page as it may upset its advertisers. That’s why it ain’t here. They even don’t like to see cats mating. I have sort of camouflaged the picture to half hide the act! It’s strange because it is entirely natural. It’s a weird world we live in.
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