@moonhat Friend lives in a bubble, does he?
Hentai. Don’t even google it. Although, if you’ve seen one of the last episodes of Mad Men, you would’ve seen a famous example of it called "Dream of a Fishermen´s Wife."
@MagnaVis Well, I didn’t want to make people start clutching pearls (and a few people around here know my real identity. Still waters, friends. Still waters) If you can imagine it, then pretty much there’s a porn category for it. Humans are WEIRD!
I once fear the mighty cephalopods for their intelligence, but then I learned something about how their nervous system is arranged. It is spread out through the body, with now true central nervous system to exert control. Rather, there are multiple “brains” working in concert.
Let us sidetrack to a different multi-legged nightmare beast: spiders. They have similar set up. All spiders have digestive systems that can handle solid food, but few can actually swallow solids. This because a nerve cluster, a false brain, is wrapped around their esophagus, limiting what can pass through without serious damage to the nervous system.
Another aspect of what the mini-Cthulhuans experience is exhibited by humans who suffer damage to the corpus callosum, the bridge between the hemispheres of the brain. The two halves operate admirably, but certain difficulties arise when they cease to communicate. Side dominance becomes apparent as the person will occasionally be surprised by basic actions one part of the body carries out when they aren’t paying attention. Focus brings it into control, but it is clear they essentially have a split.
In essence, without a major change to their nervous system, cephalopod intelligence does have an upper limit, and most of that brain power is spent just keeping their bodies in control. No need to fear.
It makes me wonder why we haven’t raised and trained octopi to work as bartenders. Efficient, as they could mix and pour multiple drinks at once, and you could pay them with shrimp. And if they mess up too often, you could switch them to serve as at breakfast.