Sexual Reward via Vulvar, Perineal, and Anal Stimulation: A Proximate Mechanism for Female Homosexual Mounting in Japanese Macaques

@article{Vasey2006SexualRV,
  title={Sexual Reward via Vulvar, Perineal, and Anal Stimulation: A Proximate Mechanism for Female Homosexual Mounting in Japanese Macaques},
  author={Paul L. Vasey and Nadine Duckworth},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2006},
  volume={35},
  pages={523-532}
}
Female Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata), in certain captive and free-ranging populations, frequently engage in same-sex mounting. Traditionally, same-sex mounting interactions in animals have been characterized as “sociosexual,” that is, sexual in terms of their superficial form, but enacted to facilitate adaptive social goals. Sexual motivation is rarely ascribed to sociosexual interactions because their adaptive functions are often seen as their primary purpose, thus diminishing, or even… Expand
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