Non-reproductive sexual behavior consists of sexual activities animals participate in that do not lead to the reproduction of the species. Although procreation continues to be the primary explanation for sexual behavior in animals , recent observations on animal behavior have given alternative reasons for the engagement in sexual activities by animals. Observed non-procreative sexual activities include non-copulatory mounting without penetration, or by the female , oral sex, genital stimulation, anal stimulation, interspecies mating, and acts of affection. Lions are known to engage in sex to create bonds and interact with each other.
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Bonobo Sex and Society
We evolved from primates. It's easy enough to track and makes sense considering the way most people live d. Echoes from the past in society of the present. In the heart of Africa, in a swamp forest near Lake Tumba in the Congo, a frolicking species of ape called the bonobo has long upset the Frazetta picture of our past. Over time, they have created a colony far different from that of their intensely competitive, often violent, chimpanzee cousins.
At a juncture in history during which women are seeking equality with men, science arrives with a belated gift to the feminist movement. Male-biased evolutionary scenarios--Man the Hunter, Man the Toolmaker and so on--are being challenged by the discovery that females play a central, perhaps even dominant, role in the social life of one of our nearest relatives. In the past two decades many strands of knowledge have come together concerning a relatively unknown ape with an unorthodox repertoire of behavior: the bonobo. The bonobo is one of the last large mammals to be found by science. The creature was discovered in in a Belgian colonial museum, far from its lush African habitat.