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male courtship behavior +   
negative regulation of male mating behavior +   
positive regulation of male mating behavior +   
regulation of male mating behavior +   
response to hermaphrodite contact 
spicule insertion 
Insertion of the male copulatory spicules into the hermaphrodite. Spicule insertion behavior initiates when the male cloaca contacts the vulva. During most mating encounters, the spicule tips will prod the vulva continuously until they partially penetrate, which then causes the protractors to contract completely so that the spicules extend through the vulva.
turning behavior involved in mating +  
vulval location 

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Definition Sources: PMID:18050467

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