Snails are hermaphrodites, containing both male and female sex organs, giving them the ability to reproduce independently. However, the statement “snails do not copulate” is not entirely true as they still need help to fertilize their eggs.
Now that doing the deed is a must, the problem then arises to deciding which snail si to give off and receive semen. Generally, the giver of semen gets endowed to the healthier snail. However, as humans incapable of communicating with snails, no one can know for sure how these things are negotiated and decided.
Another fun fact is the mating rituals of snails last from one to three hours to make up for this rather anticlimactic ending to this heading.