Nonconceptive Sexual Behavior in Bonobos and Capuchins

@article{Manson2004NonconceptiveSB,
  title={Nonconceptive Sexual Behavior in Bonobos and Capuchins},
  author={J. Manson and S. Perry and A. Parish},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={767-786}
}
Sexual behavior by infecundable females, and by same-sex and adult-immature dyads, occurs in wild and captive bonobos (Pan paniscus). Proposed functions of these behaviors, in social primates generally, include practice, paternity confusion, exchange, and communication as well as appeasement. We used this framework to interpret and to compare observations of sexual behavior in a captive bonobo group and a wild white-faced capuchin (Cebus capucinus) group. In both species, (a) sexual behavior… Expand
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