With an average ejaculation time of 12 seconds and a very strong sex drive, the male dolphin mates multiple times in a day. Despite not being a stud, male dolphins courts females through gifts, singing, and sheer prowess. In a desperate attempt at satisfying their large sexual appetite, they attack female dolphins or try humping other animals such as sea turtles as well as inanimate objects. They also collaborate to steal females from other groups, ultimately forcing her to mate or fight each other to determine who mates with the female. After mating belly to belly, the male departs to seek out a new mate while the female remains to raise the calf solely.