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"The bonobo shares more than 98% of our genetic profile, making it as close to a human as, say, a fox is to a dog" *. Frans B. M. de Waal's essay [source] states that the bonobo has learned to separate sex from a solely reproductive act, and use it to ease tension and avoid long lasting conflict. After some fighting or small squabbles males a
females, females and females, and males and males will in engage in sex to somewhat forget about the issue at hand. The females are very close and use their numbers to stand up against the males (before probably having sex with them). Interestingly, the bonobo mate face-two-face which is rare among those in the animal kingdom. Besides this, these chimps have been known in engage in group sex to strengthen the bonds in the clan and express the enjoyment in finding new food; even being aroused by food in many cases.
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