Bonobo Sex and Society

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by james_bond_3rd, May 31, 2006.

  1. Bonob, a.k.a. pygmy chimpanzee, is the closest living relative of humans.

    "The species is best characterized as female-centered and egalitarian and as one that substitutes sex for aggression. Whereas in most other species sexual behavior is a fairly distinct category, in the bonobo it is part and parcel of social relations--and not just between males and females. Bonobos engage in sex in virtually every partner combination (although such contact among close family members may be suppressed). And sexual interactions occur more often among bonobos than among other primates. Despite the frequency of sex, the bonobo's rate of reproduction in the wild is about the same as that of the chimpanzee. A female gives birth to a single infant at intervals of between five and six years. So bonobos share at least one very important characteristic with our own species, namely, a partial separation between sex and reproduction."
    They are the real embodiment of the peacenik slogan "Love, Not War." There is also no age limit for sex between bonobo individuals.

    The pedophile party discussed in another thread would do well in the African forests.