Homosexual behavior in a laboratory group of stumptail monkeys (Macaca arctoides): Forms, contexts, and possible social functions

  title={Homosexual behavior in a laboratory group of stumptail monkeys (Macaca arctoides): Forms, contexts, and possible social functions},
  author={Suzanne Chevalier-Skolnikoff},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
Observations of stumptail monkeys revealed frequent prolonged, intensive genital stimulation between individuals of the same sex, both males and females, adults and infants, These homosexual interactions occurred in positive emotional contexts, were accompanied by positive emotional facial expressions, and often were evidently elicited by the observation of heterosexual behavior. Infants' first copulations were performed with adults of the same or opposite sex who actively aided them. This… 

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Heterosexual experience and isosexual behavior in laboratory-housed male stump-tailed macaques (M. arctoides)

Three feral-born male stump-tailed macaques were housed together for 9 years from prepubertal age and pair-tested with each other and with females for the first time in their adult lives, revealing that these males preferred females as sexual partners.

Malemale sexual behaviour in adult captive stumpt ailed macaque, Macaca arctoides

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Homosexual behavior in primates: A review of evidence and theory

  • P. Vasey
  • Psychology, Biology
    International Journal of Primatology
  • 2007
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The data suggest that preferential or obligatory homosexuality in adulthood, in the presence of available and receptive heterosexual partners, is qualitatively rather than quantitatively distinct from all other manifestations of homosexual activity, and that quantitative incidence rating scales obscure meaningful understanding of this dimension of homosexual behavior.

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Physiological and social influences on mounting behavior of troop‐living female monkeys (Macaca fuscata)

Results suggest that the expression of mounting by females was more influenced by reproductive state than by social characteristics of the partner, and that the endocrine conditions of early pregnancy facilitated mounting to a greater extent than those associated with the cyclic ovary.



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Male-Female, Female-Female, and Male-Male sexual behavior in the stumptail monkey, with special attention to the female orgasm

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The development of sociosexual behaviours in Japanese macaques Macaca fuscata.

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Sexual Climax in Female Macaca mulatta

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Seasonal variation in sexual behavior of all-male rhesus troops.

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* Recommended by Gardner Murphy, accepted for publication by Carl Murchison of the Editorial Board, and received in the Editorial Office, December 5, 1935. 1 I wish to indicate here my thanks to Dr.