The praying mantis is an insect. This animal is sometimes cited by those in the incelosphere to demonstrate the importance of sex. For the male praying mantis, sex is more important than his own life. He enters into the copulation process knowing full well that it is going to conclude with him in the female's belly. He knows he is going to die, yet he pursues the sex anyway. Some IQcels and evolutionary biologists posit that this is because, as far as natural selection is concerned, sex is more important than life itself.