Mammals that have sex for pleasure

Duration: 9min 31sec Views: 1594 Submitted: 02.06.2020
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As with many questions about sex, this exposes some interesting facts about the way we discuss the subject. On one level, the question of whether humans and nonhumans experience sex in the same way is fairly simply dismissed: how would we know? Sex as an experiential phenomenon for nonhumans is, quite simply, inaccessible. Having said that, we can make educated guesses about whether sex is pleasurable for other species. The hypothesis that all sexually reproducing species experience sexual pleasure is, in itself, quite reasonable — as would be the hypothesis that animals find eating pleasurable. This hypothesis about sex has been tested.

Animal sexual behaviour

Yes, Other Animals Do Have Sex For Fun | Discover Magazine

Animal sexual behaviour takes many different forms, including within the same species. Common mating or reproductively motivated systems include monogamy , polygyny , polyandry , polygamy and promiscuity. Other sexual behaviour may be reproductively motivated e. When animal sexual behaviour is reproductively motivated, it is often termed mating or copulation ; for most non-human mammals , mating and copulation occur at oestrus the most fertile period in the mammalian female's reproductive cycle , which increases the chances of successful impregnation. Females often select males for mating only if they appear strong and able to protect themselves. The male that wins a fight may also have the chance to mate with a larger number of females and will therefore pass on his genes to their offspring.

Do any other animals have sex for pleasure?

Sex, we are told, is pleasurable. That's because most scientific accounts of sexual behaviour rest upon evolutionary explanations rather than the more immediately relevant mental and emotional experiences. To say that we have sex because it helps us to preserve our genetic legacies would be entirely accurate, but the more fleeting, experiential, pleasurable aspects of that most basic of social urges would be missing. It would be like staring at a painting with half the colour spectrum removed from it. One thing we have been curious about, though, is whether we are the only species that experiences sexual pleasure.
There are several reasons for this. First, we cannot simply ask animals how it felt. Was it good for you?