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Samnospam
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kinda funny

In a weird ironic way, at least I thought so. So if true exclusive homosexual behavior is an inborn trait then, I thought, surely it would be present in other species. Everyone has seen the bulls riding each other, but turn the cows out and they forget that stuff pretty quick. Well, looked it up, turns out just one other species (according to what I saw) exhibits true exclusive male homosexuality. And the species is..............wait for it...........sheep.
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gough whitlam
Senior Contributor

Re: kinda funny

If you think that is funny, try it on people who still point at aeroplanes.
NewAgJudge
Senior Contributor

You are only

 

 

You are only off by about 1499 Species you fool. 

 

Where, pray tell do you get your mini- science ?????

 


Homosexual behaviour has been observed in 1,500 animal species.

 

"One fundamental premise in social debates has been that homosexuality is unnatural. This premise is wrong. Homosexuality is both common and highly essential in the lives of a number of species," explains Petter Boeckman, who is the academic advisor for the "Against Nature's Order?" exhibition.

The most well-known homosexual animal is the dwarf chimpanzee, one of humanity's closes relatives. The entire species is bisexual. Sex plays an conspicuous role in all their activities and takes the focus away from violence, which is the most typical method of solving conflicts among primates and many other animals.

"Sex among dwarf chimpanzees is in fact the business of the whole family, and the cute little ones often lend a helping hand when they engage in oral sex with each other."

Lions are also homosexual. Male lions often band together with their brothers to lead the pride. To ensure loyalty, they strengthen the bonds by often having sex with each other.

Homosexuality is also quite common among dolphins and killer whales. The pairing of males and females is fleeting, while between males, a pair can stay together for years. Homosexual sex between different species is not unusual either. Meetings between different dolphin species can be quite violent, but the tension is often broken by a "sex orgy".

Homosexuality is a social phenomenon and is most widespread among animals with a complex herd life.

Among the apes it is the females that create the continuity within the group. The social network is maintained not only by sharing food and the child rearing, but also by having sex. Among many of the female apes the sex organs swell up. So they rub their abdomens against each other," explains Petter Bockman and points out that animals have sex because they have the desire to, just like we humans.

Homosexual behaviour has been observed in 1,500 animal species.

"We're talking about everything from mammals to crabs and worms. The actual number is of course much higher. Among some animals homosexual behaviour is rare, some having sex with the same gender only a part of their life, while other animals, such as the dwarf chimpanzee, homosexuality is practiced throughout their lives."

Animals that live a completely homosexual life can also be found. This occurs especially among birds that will pair with one partner for life, which is the case with geese and ducks. Four to five percent of the couples are homosexual. Single females will lay eggs in a homosexual pair's nest. It has been observced that the homosexual couple are often better at raising the young than heterosexual couples.

When you see a colony of black-headed gulls, you can be sure that almost every tenth pair is lesbian. The females have no problems with being impregnated, although, according to Petter Boeckman they cannot be defined as bisexual.

"If a female has sex with a male one time, but thousands of times with another female, is she bisexual or homosexual? This is the same way to have children is not unknown among homosexual people."

Indeed, there is a number of animals in which homosexual behaviour has never been observed, such as many insects, passerine birds and small mammals.

 

Samnospam
Advisor

Re: You are only

you'll note I said exclusive homosexual behavior. I even noted bovine male behavior. so bisexual would not apply, heck you ever seen the bonobos go at it, and male groupings also would not apply as exclusive. those lions are waiting a chance. you describe yourself as being repulsed by the opposite sex, just you and the sheep in that exclusive group.
NewAgJudge
Senior Contributor

Re: You are only

 

Not repulsed by the opposite sex, but PDA's.  Stop makin crap up.

 

I guess you missed the story about the gay penguins @ the zoo ....Exclusive Homo lovin each other and females are everywhere.

 

You Sir are an Idiot. You are just like Ollie only with the ability to somehow spell. 

 

I dont know what your creepy fascination with sheep is, but I hope to gOD you dont raise any. 

 

 

Samnospam
Advisor

Re: You are only

Nah, searched again, for individuals of a species to be lifelong exclusively homosexual it is extremely rare.  Humans, if you are indeed born that way, and sheep.  The captive zoo penguins, maybe, in the wild some threesomes.   

 

From your posts I've not gotten the impression that you're very interested in science,  but I've always wondered what evolutionary function  homosexual behavior might serve.  Would seem to be contrary to passing on ones DNA.  But there is certainly more to evolution that personal DNA, there is also advancing your own dna via close relatives. So perhaps its a response to a situation where removing oneself would help a larger number of relatives successfully reproduce.   Such as the workers in a bee hive.  I've wondered if it could be a response to overpopulation, haven't really found any support for that though.  Could just be a genetic flaw passed on as a recessive on the female side, but you'd think in that case the trait (one that by definition precludes reproduction) would become more rare over time, which doesn't seem to be the case.   Would certainly be easier to understand as an environmental response, but people such as yourself say its inbreed, and with those sheep it seems to be true, so its possible with humans also.

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: You are only

Have you never seen cows riding eachother?
schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: You are only

In the northern midwest, they must do a lot of "sheep dancin'". Don't know this for sure but did see a guy with a tee shirt on once that said "National Sheep Dancing Championship 2006".
Samnospam
Advisor

Re: You are only

Yes, usually that's dominance or more often the cow is coming into estrus. However that does not indicate a lifelong exclusive commitment to only homosexual behavior.
NewAgJudge
Senior Contributor

Re: You are only

 

You are aware of your insulting barnyard comparisons certainly, but most gays werent always 100 % absolutle in their experiences. Since you seem so dammed interested.