Bonobo Chimps Like to Have Sex

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1
Maybe they should call it the Missionary Theater. Ahem.
2
Once saw a doc about Bonobos and Chimps. National Geographic or Nova or something. Don't remember.

Anyway, was interesting to see the differences between the two species, especially conflict resolution: where two chimps might resort to violence, the bonobos got it on.

Meaning they had sex.

With each other.


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"Apes" may not even be correct. They are more genetically similar to humans than they are to the other "great apes", gorillas and orangutans.
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I've never met another "human" who has sex to resolve disputes. If that shit is normal please tell my wife.
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I think a lot of human primates resolve disputes through sexual endeavors, but not all. Many a time when a female is scornfully rebuked by her partner, sometimes she will gleefully try to seduce her mate back into his good graces by gentle kisses, or by sexual intimacy. I see no differences with the Bonobo.

While the Bonobo may be chimp-like, they certainly emulate human activity very well. The recent disclosure of the primate/sub-human Ardipithcus, certainly a bi-pedal evolutionary model, seems to gravitate towards a more Bonobo-like posture. The hip flanges of Ardi, make the bi-pedalism of his kind, an evolutionary exclamation. With the Bonobo, does these human-like qualities exist?

I wonder how the Chimpanzee and Bonobo would co-exist in a closed environment? Would the Chimp catch on? Would the Chimp start walking upright, carrying sticks? Or, would the two breeds brawl? It would be an interesting observation.