Payment for sex in a macaque mating market

@article{Gumert2007PaymentFS,
  title={Payment for sex in a macaque mating market},
  author={Michael David Gumert},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2007},
  volume={74},
  pages={1655-1667}
}
  • M. Gumert
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
In primate sexual relationships, males and females can cooperate through social trade. Market-like trading of sexual activity has been theorized, but no data have yet been presented that clearly show its existence. I collected data to test whether biological market theory could account for exchanges of male-to-female grooming and sexual activity in longtailed macaques. I explored male-to-female grooming, rates of sexual activity, and groomingemating interchanges, which were male-to-female… Expand

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