Baboon sexual swellings and male response: A possible operational mammalian supernormal stimulus and response interaction

@article{Bielert2007BaboonSS,
  title={Baboon sexual swellings and male response: A possible operational mammalian supernormal stimulus and response interaction},
  author={Craig F. Bielert and Connie M. Anderson},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={377-393}
}
Experimental work using coagulated masturbatory seminal emissions from nine adult male chacma baboons (Papio ursinus)as a dependent variable revealed that males show a greater sexual arousal response to female conspecifics exhibiting exaggerated perineal swellings. The menstrual cycles of the “superswollen” females did not differ in length or patterning from the controls. Since additional experimental work, including behavioral observations on females with normal and supersized swellings… CONTINUE READING