Are we the only 'species' that has sex for pleasure?
I know it might sound like a wierd question, but i'm currently reading a book called 'the naked Ape', which is about humans as a species and how we evolved. Anyway, the author keeps on going on about how the fact we shag for fun, not just for breeding, and that he thinks it is one of the major reasons we have been so succesful as a species.
It got me thinkng, are we the only ones?Posted 11 years ago
i believe the Benobo (sp) masturbates and also engages in lesbian sexPosted 11 years ago
WTF, why do you think animals do it then 🙄
Good book though.Posted 11 years ago
I'm not saying it is my opinion… thats why i asked the question…Posted 11 years ago
Don't no ask your wife ahahahahahahahahahahahaha that was good weren't it ahahaha 🙄 tumbleweed for onePosted 11 years ago
apparently female bonobos also suffer from 'headaches' and discuss ham fisted attempts at foreplay over bottles of roséPosted 11 years ago
apparently some types of dolphins give blowies with their blowholes?
Iirc our females are also one of the only ones with concealed ovulation. this may mean we have to do it more to guarante we procreate. If it is fun we are more likely to do it.
Given how often a dog humps yer leg it must enjoy it and a mate used to have a dog that engaged in ononism – bet that one beats the swear filter.Posted 11 years ago
the book goes into a lot more detail, and puts forward quite a strong argument… Its saying that for our society to work, we need to stay as couples, and for that, we need sex, which produces kids, which is another incentive to stay together. And loads more confusing but interesting points…Posted 11 years ago
Bonobos are mad for it. They are also pacifist vegetarians unlike their violent meat eating chimpanzee cousins.Posted 11 years ago
isn't it more the female pleasure in which the distinction lies?Posted 11 years ago
Yeah defo the chimps.
There is a breed of bird that although a paired male remains loyal the female will sneak off and have it with a single male if ones sniffing around her….
Not sure what it is though.Posted 11 years ago
It was kinda odd that the whole purpose of the book was really to lift the veil on the fact we 'behave' no different to animals, but on this point he believes we are unique.
Probably just a higher mammal thing: http://www.sexwork.com/family/dolphins1.htmlPosted 11 years ago
nice link to a virus infected site.Posted 11 years ago
If you saw the size of my misses you wouldn't say it was for pleasure
Only joking love in case you read this, just my humor 😉Posted 11 years ago
I watched a BBC documentary what I will faintly describe as 'educational', it was rampant chimp-porn. Not sure of the type but sisters were shagging dads, mums sons, cousins etc- infront of the camera like mechanical pistons. I didnt know whether to laugh or 😯Posted 11 years ago
Edit: Bonobo's yes!
our rabbits do lesbian incestPosted 11 years ago
ducksPosted 11 years ago
ducks do seem to have a good time, at least the males do, sometimes the females look as if they're going to drown
IIRC badgers and quite few related mammals are at it all the time, in some cases mating brings on ovulation, but the fertilised egg doesn't implant and start developing for some time. From that I'd guess they enjoy it.Posted 11 years ago
Is not the distinction more subtle than we shag for fun, not just for breeding?
Many (most?) mammals enjoy sex and probably do it "for fun" or at least because they know they like it. Humans have separated sex almost entirely from breeding, so that most of the time human sex is not merely "not for breeding" but is done in such a way that the chances of breeding are largely eliminated.
Mark Rowlands makes some interesting observations in The Philosopher and the Wolf about this. He reckons that, compared to most animals, humans are addicted to sex, and that this is one of the root causes of human ghastliness.Posted 11 years ago
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I've heard its just us and dolphins.
Most other animals only do it when they are at their most fertile, or during breeding season (if they're not the same..)Posted 11 years ago
Lion mating is notoriously quick, repetitive, and unsuccessful. The male usually initiates copulation with a mating snarl which is …(train rushes into tunnel, waves crash on beach etc.). The male will then move away from the female as the female rolls on her back and stretches her legs. The mating activity generally lasts for about four days. Copulation lasts about 30-70 seconds and is repeated once every 25 minutes during the four day period.
Lions, however, are very unsuccessful at conception. Bertram observed that intromission and ejaculation occurred 90% of the time, but the mating was still unsuccessful.
Sheep do it for fun.Posted 11 years ago
Well, I think they enjoy it.
Also, a pigs orgasm lasts 30 minutes.Posted 11 years ago
I've read dolphins enjoy it and the odd rogue "flipper" has tried to forcibly shag their trainers too.Posted 11 years ago
I've heard people say dolphins are the only other wouldnt surprise me randy b@@@'ds.. and they're always smiling.
Anyway since animals dont communicate with speach its difficult to ascertain whether their motive is fun or instinctual urges to procreate. Now if the dolphin was to put a rubber on knowing that it would prevent pregnancy then maybe, or maybe not.Posted 11 years ago
Bonobo females will initiate sex with rowdy younger males to quiet them down, and there are plenty of other examples of recreational sex among the family groups that goes way beyond that needed for procreation, including homosexual. Bonobo's go at it like the battery bunny, given half a chance. 😯Posted 11 years ago
MrsSwadey may well argue that there are no species that do it for fun….Posted 11 years ago
I dont think its a pleasure for my Mrs, you ought to hear her moan, sometimes almost howling, puts me right off.. 😯Posted 11 years ago
Also, a pigs orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
Yeah, I've noticed that too.
Although TBH…….I've always presumed that the fact you need to get rat-arsed before you can bring yourself to take them home, probably contributes to their prolonged sexual pleasure 💡Posted 11 years ago
Anyway since animals dont communicate with speach
Strong evidence now that apes use some sort of verbal communication even between different breeds.Posted 11 years ago
I do remember scientists analysed what dogs are "saying", it apparrently came down to a two things " Come here come here come here" or " go away go away go away".Posted 11 years ago
hora, that documentary you were watching was that fly-on-the-wall thing you and your extended family signed up for. Do you not remember? Did you really get that used to the cameras being around?Posted 11 years ago
I've seen a horse masturbate. You'll have to provide your own mental picture. I've blocked mine out.Posted 11 years ago
Did you know that groupings of young male dolphins regularly chase a female until exhaustion and then rape their quarry? It's true.
They also rape middle aged mid-life crises sufferers. Go look on the internet for facts.Posted 11 years ago
I got chased across a paddock by a randy horse swinging the most enormous donger at me – i then had to get over a fence with my bike and the fxkn thing almost got me. Photos were taken during the chase and I will never live it down …Posted 11 years ago
As we are the only species with understanding of our consequences, we are probably the only species that has sex deliberately for reproduction.
All the rest just do it for fun. (or instinct)Posted 11 years ago
As we are the only species with understanding of our consequences
Depends how far you wish to push that, there's a lot of species who understand that if they do something something else will happen. Though we might be the only ones able to see that what happens might not be good for the community as a whole.
Did you know that groupings of young male dolphins regularly chase a female until exhaustion and then rape their quarry?
Yup, I have it on good (non-internet, marine biologist) authority that this is true.
I also have it on good (the same) authority that some experiments performed to see how crabs learned found that 2 crabs in a tank started off fighting each other for food, but then realised that they got fed more often by the researchers if they took the food, chopped it in two and shared it. Not that thats related to sex.
Anyway since animals dont communicate with speach
Define speech? Assuming you just mean a set of noises with a fixed meaning (repeatable noises that mean the same thing, rather than a human language like English) then that's a pile of tosh.Posted 11 years ago
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