Sexual Partner Preference in Female Japanese Macaques

@article{Vasey2002SexualPP,
  title={Sexual Partner Preference in Female Japanese Macaques},
  author={P. Vasey},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2002},
  volume={31},
  pages={51-62}
}
  • P. Vasey
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
Whether animals ever exhibit a preference for same-sex sexual partners is a subject of debate. Japanese macaques represent excellent models for examining issues related to sexual preference in animals because females, in certain populations, routinely engage in both heterosexual and homosexual behavior over the course of their life spans. Multiple lines of evidence indicate that female homosexual behavior in Japanese macaques is a sexual behavior, not a sociosexual one. Additional evidence… Expand
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