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Zoologger: Female monkeys indulge in synchronised sex | New Scientist
By Connor Boyd For Mailonline. This is the hilarious moment two monkeys started having sex on a mortified tourist's lap. The woman had taken a seat in Sangeh Monkey Forest in Bali, Indonesia , when a grey female long-tailed macaque jumped up on her knee. The woman had taken a seat in Sangeh Monkey Forest in Bali, Indonesia, when a grey female climbed on her. Seconds later, a male joined and started to thrust behind the female monkey.
Japanese macaques grinding on deer can teach us to be more open-minded about sex
The discovery has prompted a lot of marveling from the media. There are numerous documented instances of animal masturbation , a habit enjoyed by primates as well as creatures including dolphins, elephants, penguins, and bats. Although the role of the sika deer adds a layer of complexity: Can a deer consent to interspecies frottage? That matter aside, there are a lot of animals out there who are, if you will, spanking the monkey. So if macaques do it, dolphins do it, birds and probably even bees do it, why do humans still have so much difficulty talking about sexual pleasure?
Male Japanese macaques were first filmed earlier this year mounting female sika deer in Minoo, Japan. However, scientists have su g ges ted the unusual beha viour may well be sexual after adolescent female monkeys and sika stags were also observed copulati ng. Publishing their findings in the Archives of Sexual Behavriour journal, researchers hypothesised that there could be several different reasons why the animals are taking part in inter-species sex.