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Monkeys Pay For Sex

by | 3rd, January 2008

IN the jungle: “Male macaque monkeys ‘pay’ for sex with females by grooming them, scientists have revealed.”


The availability of females even affects the “price”. Where there are fewer females, males are forced to groom their partners for up to twice as long before they are able to have sex, the research found.

Sexual activity among a 50-strong group of long-tailed macaques in Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia, increased after bouts of male-to-female grooming, according to findings published in Animal Behaviour journal and reported in New Scientist.

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