LATERAL THOUGHTS IN SEARCH OF EVER MORE INTERESTING STORIES FROM BIOLOGY. Robin and the Honey Badger’s mission is to re-charge biology with originality for you, the non-specialist reader. Here we question the main function of a body part vaunted as the crux of female sexuality. Instead of standing up to scrutiny as the epitome of the erotic, the anatomy of the clitoris – in mammals as diverse as mice, moles, monkeys and a Madagascan male-mimicker – speaks of different designs. For if this peniform organ has one thing on her mind, it is scent production.