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The Nature of Sex: The Sex Contract (#1110)

When two partners touch, it could be an encounter that lasts for just a few moments -- or an alliance that lasts a lifetime. But some partners must prove their worthiness before they can get close. In this program, males charm, bully, display, or fight to woo a female. Male wasps mob a female in a frenzied attempt to be the first. Male crickets sweep their females off their feet. And when it comes to a rendezvous, some monkeys prefer sneaking around. In the mating game, anything goes in the search for the right partner. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
299 episodes
Average Episode Length
57 minutes
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Series Description: NATURE, television's longest-running weekly natural history series, has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.

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