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Scientists Reveal Secrets Of Sex-Changing Fish That Transforms From Female To Male In Just 10 Days

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Bluehead wrasse

An international collaboration led by New Zealand scientists have revealed, for the first time, the secrets of 500 species of fish that change sex, which remained a mystery for decades.

“We may take it for granted that the sex of an animal is established at birth and doesn’t change.

“However, about 500 species of fish change sex in adulthood, often in response to environmental cues,’’ Geneticist Jenny Graves, one of the co-lead author of the research published in Science Advances said on Thursday.

“How sex can reverse so spectacularly has been a mystery for decades.

“The genes haven’t changed, so it must be the signals that turn them off and on,’’ said Graves who has followed the bluehead wrasse for years.

Bluehead wrasses live in groups, on coral reefs of the Caribbean.

A dominant male, with a blue head, protects a harem of yellow females.

He said if the male is removed, the biggest female becomes male, in just 10 days.

She changes her behaviour in minutes, her colour in hours.

Her ovary becomes a testis and by 10 days it is making sperm, according to the findings.

Using the latest genetic approaches, high-throughput RNA-sequencing and epigenetic analyses, the researchers discovered when and how specific genes are turned off and on in the brain and gonad so that sex change can occur.

The study is important for understanding how genes get turned off and on during development in all animals, including humans, and how the environment can influence this process, researchers said.

“We found that sex change involves a complete genetic rewiring of the gonad,’’ said Erica Todd from the University of Otago, the co-lead author.

(Xinhua/NAN)

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Ecstatic & Proud Nigerian Lady Narrates Story Of How She Disvirgined Her Gay Husband

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An ecstatic Nigerian lady has narrated how she “disvirged” her husband who is gay.

The lady who wrote to popular online love doctor, Joro Olumofin and begged to be kept anonymous disclosed that her husband sometime in 2019 confided in her that he was gay but has not being “anally disvirgined”.

According to her, she empathized with him for having the courage to open up to her.

Revealing further details, the lady said she purchased a dildo and made love to her husband through his an*s until he came.

She stated that she is happy she did it, adding that if she had not done it, someone might and in the process invade the sanctity of their home.

The lady advised married women to support their husbands’ needs in marriage.

Read her message below;

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My First Child Is Not For My Husband, I’m Scared I’ll Lose My Marriage If I Tell Him — Lady

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A distraught Nigerian lady has disclosed that her first child belongs to another man other than her husband.

In her quest to get the pains off her chest and to get people’s opinions, the lady who wrote anonymously confessed that she had an affair in the early stages of her marriage which resulted into pregnancy.

The lady said she confirmed the child whose gender she did not reveal albeit on purpose belonged to the man she had an affair with after reports from a test she ran was made available to her.

According to her, she’s very scared and have the feel her husband might soon find out. So, she’s asking if she should tell her husband. She is afraid and doesn’t know if he will forgive her. She stated that she loves her husband and also wants to keep her marriage.

Read her story below;

“I am not here to be judged. i need a help please. I am uneasy. my first child is not for my husband. I had an affair early stages of my marriage. I regret it so much. I did the test some years ago and reports shown this child is not for my husband.

“I love this child with all my heart non the less. I and the father of my first child are still close, we don’t have sex or anything. He is married. I take this my child to see his/her biological father often. My child knows him for now as uncle.

“My issue is this. I love my husband and he has been the best man to me. I get scared my husband may find out if our child falls very sick one day. I hate my husband taking this my child to the hospital for any reason. i get scared. even if it’s for cough.

“Should i tell him directly? will he forgive? Because the biological father of the child wants to be a part of the child life at some point.

“I want to keep my marriage and i love my children to grow up under one roof.

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Most Female Celebrities Divorce Because They’re Not Submissive — Marriage Counselor

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Renowned Ghanaian counselor, Dr. Charlotte Oduro has stated that most female celebrities are divorced because they refused to be submissive to their husbands.

In her view, every wife need to be submissive no matter the circumstances, but these celebrities can’t do the same that is why they walk in and out of marriages.

In a submission, she stated that;

“Some of the stars here, they go to the gym, they are beautiful, do they have husbands? They marry today, they walking out because they don’t have patience, they can’t wait. He cheated on me, when I saw the calls, I saw the messages he’s sleeping with somebody.”

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