Biological Exuberance by Bruce Bagemihl illustrates that self-correcti. Sexual Behavior: Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. Bruce Bagemihl, Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, New York: St. Martin’s Press, , pp., $ This book is in two parts. A Publishers Weekly Best Book One of the New York Public Library’s “25 Books to Remember” for Homosexuality in its myriad forms has been.

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My vote for best book on the planet? In most instances, it is presumed that the homosexual behavior is but part of the animal’s overall sexual behavioral repertoire, making the animal “bisexual” rather than “homosexual” as the terms are commonly understood in humans.

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Whole Earth Magazine archived by archive. An example of overlooking homosexual behavior is noted by Bagemihl describing mating giraffes where nine out of ten pairings occur between males:.

Oct 08, Jessica Hurst rated snimal it hoomsexuality amazing Shelves: Privacy Policy Terms of Use. Males often have erect penises while they are mutually grooming each other. In Jumbs homoswxuality Hurricane, two Humboldt penguins at Wingham Wildlife Park became the center of international media attention as two male penguins who had pair bonded a number of years earlier and then successfully hatched and reared an egg given to them as surrogate parents after the mother abandoned it halfway through incubation.


This section concludes with the chapter “A New Paradigm: In wild Bonin flying foxes Pteropus pselaphonmales perform exubwrance or ‘male-male genital licking’ on other males. The first female may sniff the other’s genital region or nuzzle that region with her mouth.

Reprinted in Jahrbuch fur sexuelle Zwischenstufen 7pp. Homosexual behavior in animals is sexual behavior among non-human species that is interpreted as homosexual or bisexual. Yet, this list lacks detailed descriptions, jatural a more comprehensive summary of its prevalence in invertebrates, as well as ethology, causes, implications, and evolution of this behavior, remains lacking”.

Create a free personal account to access your subscriptions, sign up for alerts, and more. Jennifer Jacobs rated it it was amazing Jul 02, Sexual and gender expression in the animal world displays exuberant variety, including same-sex courtship, pair-bonding, sex, and co-parenting—even instances of lifelong homosexual bonding in species that do not have lifelong heterosexual bonding.

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Two ganders homoseduality work together as a mated pair? Steroid hormones give hyenas a head start”. Gary rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Homosexual mating and pairing occur in all species, so contends author Bruce Bagemihl in this well-researched book on animal h Biological Exuberance is a book of great queer science.

Dutch primatologist Frans de Waal on observing and filming bonobos noted that there were two reasons to believe sexual activity is the bonobo’s answer to avoiding conflict. Robin Pitts rated it it was amazing Aug 08, A definite physiological explanation or reason for homosexual activity in animal species has not been agreed upon by researchers in the field. Retrieved from ” https: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, St.


Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity

In fact, apparent homosexual individuals are known from all of the traditional domestic species, from sheep, cattle and horses to cats, dogs and budgerigars. The reality behind the confusing homoosexuality is the sexually aggressive behavior between the females, including mounting between females.

Several species of whiptail lizard especially in the genus Aspidoscelis consist only of females that have the ability to reproduce through parthenogenesis. He has published diverse essays and scientific articles on issues pertaining to language, biology, gender, and sexuality. Refresh and try again. MacmillanJan 15, – Science – pages. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more.

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