Is Sex For pleasure Uniquely Human?


We are all animals. We are made of the same organic molecules as all life. We metabolize. We procreate. We die. We also have sex not only to reproduce, but more often we are having sex for pleasure and are not trying to reproduce. In fact the prevention of conception is a big business these days condoms and birth-control is pushed on society.Sex is so much more than a means of reproduction. Sex is emotional. Sex is communicative. Sex is fun. And when it comes down to it, for most of us, sex just feels good.

The big question is whether we are like all other animals with our sexual appetite or if animals are having sex purley off instinct with intent to reproduce. It is hard to know for sure why animals are having sex or whether or not they like it because they can’t tell us. I sincerely doubt that most animals are aware of the fact that sex leads to offspring. They probably do it because it feels good. I think that it naturally feels good, so that animals will procreate.the enjoyment of sex among humans and among animals may be similar in that it’s all experienced in very primitive parts of the brain.

One indication that animals enjoy sexual activity is the act of masturbation. We’ve all seen our dogs do it. Male dogs will pretty much hump anything they can wrap their legs around. In fact,a lot of animals go solo: horses,birds, walruses, sheep, turtles, elephants, bears, and many more species have been observed engaging in masturbating. Humans masturbate more than other species because humans have the unique ability to form mental representations of erotic material.

Dolphins have been said to be the only other animals to have sex for pleasure  and Bonobos, our ape relatives, Because they have sex during all stages of the female menstrual cycle, not just ovulation. No other animal species has been documented to engage in full-on intercourse even when females aren’t in heat.when our thoughts and behaviors are dominated by non-stop, year-round sexual urges, we aren’t really acting on animalistic impulses.While looking for a good youtube video for this article i saw a very interesting videos of animals trying to have sex with animals of different species, so this definitely make me think that animals have sex for pleasure. There are also many gay animals and we all know that gay sex cannot procreate, so this points to the fact that animals are having sex purely for pleasure and kind of just having sex with almost anything probably because they enjoy it. So we cannot be positive if animals have sex for enjoyment  or if they are just acting on instinct or other physical and mental reasons.




Bonobo sex for pleasure video


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One Response to Is Sex For pleasure Uniquely Human?

  1. Talking to a friend of mine the other week he imagined bonobos and chimps as kind of like the yin and the yang of human nature. Whereas chimps live in a very violent society bonobos resolve all conflict with sex. I hadn’t thought of it that way but it has a kind of poetic truth to it. Humans lie somewhere inbetween those two extremes.

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