Female gorillas have been documented engaging in lesbian sex for the first time. The behaviour was observed by scientists during a research trip to the Rwandan section of the Virunga mountain range in central Africa. The wild mountain gorillas, observed by a team led by Dr Cyril Grueter of the University of Western Australia, are believed to gain pleasure from having sex and may do it when they have been rejected by males. While many species of male primates are well known to engage in homosexual behaviour, females have been subject to far less attention. Female gorillas have also been observed having lesbian sex in Uganda, but the data has not been published or subject to scrutiny.
Did ancient humans have sex with gorillas?
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A couple years ago, Benjamin Weissman had a disturbing sex dream about a gorilla. These works raise questions about bestiality, certainly, and taboo desires in general, but they also probe more existential questions about the line between human and animal. Weissman depicts her in various poses — shy, sexy, beatific. Rendered in pastel and charcoal on paper, the drawings also range from isolated portraits to lavish dreamscapes, populated with Renaissance putti and flowers. Surprisingly, art history and religious art are also touchstones. Pop culture references also appear. Lascivious, reverent, ebullient: Desire is a complicated thing.
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Humans have a much longer and wider penis than the other great apes. Even the largest of gorillas, more than twice as heavy as a human, will have a penis just two and half inches long when erect. However our testicles are rather small. The relative size of our penis and testes is all down to our mating strategies, and can provide some surprising insights into early human culture.