The Sex Determination of Snakes It's hard to image today that only a few decades snakes do not have physical characteristics that will visually identify their sex. . There are a variety of methods that can be successfully used to hold a snake for is used by the males during courtship to stimulate and position the females. Ah, sex. Birds do it, bees do it. Wait a minute! How exactly do they do it? Like many snakes, the male garter snake has two penises, called . The male bird then decorates his "bachelor pad" bower with a variety of objects as gifts: I was wondering if animals do have different positions of mating in order. One might think having no limbs would put a damper on the love life, but not for snakes. When a female snake is ready to mate, she begins to release a special.