Someone told me that, the seal is quite clever, and it not only has sex for procreation, but pleasure too. Is this true? What about dolphins, apes and elephants? Wanna know.......lol!
I'm sure ALL animals have sex for pleasure. They don't know that sex results in reproduction. Only humans do, as far as we know.
Actually this isn't true. If animals had sex for pleasure they'd be doing it all the time, even when the female isn't in heat. But in the wild, they only mate when the female is in heat and pregnancy is more likely. Animals don't have time to mate for pleasure anyway - mating leaves them vulnerable to predators, and doing it 'just for pleasure' wastes valuable time they could be using to hunt, etc. Anyone liscened expert in this field will tell you this.
That's not to say that animals dont get pleasure from sex. But from what scientists have observed, animals only mate when the chance of pregnancy is at it's highest. (ever heard of mating seasons?)
Dolphins, Bonobos, and a few other species mate whenever they want to, whether the female is in heat or not. This suggest that they may have sex for reasons other than reproduction.
And it doesn't matter if animals know that sex results in reproduction or not. They have their instinct to tell them what to do - that's all they need.
So in conclusion: All animals MAY get pleasure from sex, but from a biological standpoint, they mate to reproduce.
I'm sorry, but this forum thread has actually been become quite gay, and in such a way, that I unfortunately recalled the song by Right Said Fred, "I'm Too Sexy" (The Original): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39YUXIKrOFk
Amay Len, perhaps you need to feel more "sexy" and quit being so hard on the poor animal kingdom. Ha! Dang, just because they can't produce pornography, doesn't mean they always mate just to reproduce! But yeah, as I mentioned earlier on this thread, Dolphins & Bonobos obviously get their groove on for pleasure, at times, but I doubt if they are the only ones as well, dear Biology Major. Now, going back to the original question: Did you ask the Seals personally, if they had sex for pleasure via telepathic means, or no? What a silly subject...
Dolphins are well known for their strong sex drives and, er, creative means of satisfying them. Of the apes, the bonobos (pygmy chimpanzees, the closest genetic relatives of humans) are also total nymphos. Male elephants, like most animals that spend time in bachelor groups, get a lot of homosexual activity in their youth, but I haven't heard much about the females.
I think most animals - certainly most mammals - seem to enjoy sex, with the ones that live in groups tending to be the most sexually active and experimental. Quite a few animals species also masturbate.
janesix, do you thing the animals mentioned above have a season. Coz humans don't.
I'm pretty sure the neighbor's pet Ferret zealously mounted his slippers and 'pleasured' them!
I really hope that his pet Squid doesn't get into his work boots.. his pet Giraffe has already made like a sock!
Interesting question that you ask..
You Know... Pelicans are also interested in this subject..
It might be best if you always look over your shoulder while you are 'researching' it though!
@Kerryg. You are the best. I didn't even know that there is homosexuality in animals, let alone masturbation.
It's Far Worse among Woolly Mammoths!
That's where that question "Did the earth move for you?" originally came from!
They're both common. Animals were the first hedonists.
There are species that are entirely homossexual like the "lesbian lizzards":
Hmmm. If ever a thread was ripe for pics, this one is it. And yet not one has shown up. A sad, sad day indeed...
Glad that you have also resisted the urge mate!
Somewhere in the bowels of the internet, I once saw an animated .gif of a cat masturbating. I'm too scared to go try and find it again, though.
Yep and the .gif of the Woolly Mammoths was just too much to fit on the screen
Well, there went my comment... Here I was, about to say that no matter how you look at it, humans still masturbate and have sex for pleasure more than any other animal/mammal, with Dolphins & Bonobos being a distant 2nd & 3rd in the "sex for pleasure" category, and there you go talking about some bizarre image of a cat "masturbating?" Even though you claim to be too scared to find the image again, i think i just found an image of a poor cat who got "caught in the act," here: http://www.myepicwin.com/pics/3VXLL6SZB … g-Cat.html
LOL! That cat isn't the first animal that has been caught like a deer in a spotlight; ha!
Attention moderators. No actual insertion is being attempted here.
When breeding snakes in captivity, many species have been documented partaking in sexual activities nightly or every other night for periods of days or weeks. Each session can last multiple hours. I often wonder if this is simply a natural wisdom with the conscious decision to reproduce, or perhaps animals, like us, just want to feel good?
My next door neighbours make animalistic noises at nightime that keep me awake. They seem to be enjoying themselves.
I used to live on a farm, and I noticed that when a male cow seems sexually excited, it won't look for a female cow, it will just jump on the back of the cow that is closest to him. When that cow boots him off, he just keeps trying until he finds the cow that doesn't put up a fight. It usally doesn't last very long and they just go back to eating grass. Horses do the same thing. I always thought it was halarious.
The farmer, (My foster dad, Sam) used to get pissed at the male on male action and run out there with his broom and beat the cows ass. He would shout out..female! Dammit! I'm not raising a bunch of faggot cows!! he had 4 male and four female raised from calves, and was trying to mate them. Eventually there were twelve more cows, but that didn't stop the males from doing each other. Never noticed any of the females showing any interest at all...if they could talk, they would probably be crying RAPE!!
Just like human's the baby cows stayed close to mama, and the males just laid in the grass and jumped on any cow that moved. So, instead of saying all men are pigs...I would think we're more like cows...or monkeys. must be all that monkey spanking that goes on early. LOL!!
This had me laughing. Some animals are ridiculously funny to watch when they are in the "mood." I never get tired of seeing male frogs hop from partner to partner, trying to find a female... They get so angry at one another!
First of all, cattle are animals and they have no idea what to screw, all they know is they are horny and have the urge to reproduce. Nature drives that to provide for survival of the species. If they find a hole on something regardless of male or female, they will try to penetrate it.
Second, the females, when in heat will try to ride one another or males until they have been serviced enough times to satiate them. Or til they go out of heat. They do not know about rape or anything of the sort. They just know if they are in heat or not, and if they are not, they are not receptive to amorous advances of any kind and will not tolerate them.
Nature drives us all to reproduce and enjoyment helps reinforce that drive.
You do know I was kidding about a cow thinking it was being raped.They either push off the male, or just stand there and do nothing. Like I said, when the act is over they eat grass. I never noticed any females going after the males, it was always the other way around. I also think, as you said about them being in heat...the male cow can tell. Just like a dog can tell when other dogs are in heat.
Subject: Only a farm kid
An old farmer drove to a neighbor's and knocked at the door. A boy, about 9, opened the door.
The farmer asked, "Is your Dad home?"
The boy replied, "No sir, he isn't; he went to town."
The farmer said, "Well, is your Mother here?"
The boy said, "No sir, she went to town with Dad."
The farmer said, "How about your brother, Howard? Is he here?"
The boy said, "No sir, He went with Mom and Dad."
The rancher stood there for a few minutes, shifting from one foot to the other, and mumbling to himself.
The boy said, "Is there anything I can do for you? I know where all the tools are, if you want to borrow one, or I can give dad a message."
"Well," said the rancher uncomfortably, "I really wanted to talk to your Dad. It's about your brother Howard getting my daughter, Suzie, pregnant."
The boy thought for a moment, "You would have to talk to Dad about that. I know he charges $500 for the bull and $50 for the hog, but I don't know how much he charges for Howard."
Given that non-human animals animals do not have an advanced understanding of reproductive physiology and do not attend family planning meetings--I assume they all have sex only because it feels good.
I mean, seriously.
One of the traditional, low tech ways to identify a cow who's in heat is a dye pocket on her rump. Female cows will encourage other females to mount them if there isn't a bull around.
I've personally witnessed both homosexual activity and masturbation in both intact and gelded male horses, and heterosexual activity between mares and geldings.
The only recorded animals that have sex for pleasure are dolphins, bonobos, and a few others I can't remember.
Other animals only mate when the female is in heat. They VERY rarely mate when the female is extremely unlikely to get pregnant. (ever heard of mating seasons?) This is proof that in the animal kingdom, the sole purpose of sex is for reproduction and POSSIBLY dominance. Maybe animals get pleasure from it, sure, but they are driven by instinct to do it to just reproduce.
If animals mated for pleasure, they'd be doing whether the female is in heat or not - but they don't. Plus they don't even really have time to mate other than reproduce - they're too busy just worrying about surviving in the wild.
Dolphins and bonobos, however, mate when the female isn't in heat. They do it whenever, which suggests that they have another reason for mating (which might be pleasure).
And yeah, animals may not realize they're doing it to reproduce. I'm sure animals don't even realize that they have to eat to survive. Their instinct is all they need.
After reading all these replies, I cannot believe that some people actually got offended about this. I mean really? Animals want nookie for fun too, trust me they learned it from somewhere. Let this be a lesson, KEEP THE BLINDS DOWN!
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