real life mating rituals

241. Female Octolings are much more physically affectionate than male Octolings, while males are a lot more slowed down and conservative when it comes to touch. This is partly due to real life mating rituals between the possibly deadly and cannibalistic female octopus and the smaller weaker male octopus. Despite the practice being shunned and considered barbaric and illegal, males still have concerns and worries about physical contact, affection, and other intimate activities.