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

@article{ChevalierSkolnikoff1976HomosexualBI,
  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},
  year={1976},
  volume={5},
  pages={511-527}
}
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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