Ok, so homosexuality in the animal kingdom is by no means uncommon.
In fact, no species has been found in which homosexual behaviour has not been shown to exist. From lions to dolphins, vultures to bats, same gender sex has never been a social taboo in the natural world.
And the bonobo monkey, our closest relative, is not only the most intelligent of all the chimps, but also 100% bisexual.
It’s estimated that roughly 60% of all bonobo sexual activity occurs between two or more females. Did I mention they’re super intelligent?? Surely there’s something to be learned here…
They live in big communes and they basically go at it all day with whoever they please.
The only real sexual faux-pas is riding the two-backed beast with your mother.
Anyway, for some strange reason, I’ve compiled a list of fun facts about the way of the bonobo for your reading pleasure.
- Bonobos have a matriarchal society so unlike many other apes, they’re all about the alpha female. Maybe that’s why they’re the most peaceful primates around with the least amount of conflict? #girlpower.
- The bonobo is the only animal besides humans to have face to face sex, oral sex, kiss with tongues and have orgies.
- Sex is used as a greeting (No awkward hellos, badly timed high-fives or kissing the wrong cheek).
- The females’ clitoris has evolved to maximise sexual intercourse pleasure. It’s 3 times bigger than a human females’ and is “visible enough to waggle unmistakably as they walk”. God bless evolution.
- Males will rub penises together to resolve a conflict. Or they stand back-to-back and rub their scrotal sacs together. They prefer this to violent confrontations.
This last fact made me wonder. Maybe we could learn a thing or two from the bonobo. How sweet would life be if all the world’s problems could be solved with a good old genital grind?
Imagine if Trump and Kim Jong-un got on global TV, turned around, dropped their pants and rubbed sacs with each other to settle their differences.
I’d watch the news if that were the case.