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Discovery: Gorillas documented having lesbian sex for the first time

 2016-05-15 09:07:04.0

lesbian-gorilla-sexAustralia:�Female gorillas have been documented engaging in lesbian sex for the first time.

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.

Of the 22 female gorillas examined from 2008 to 2010, 18 engaged in sexual activity with other females, including 'genital rubbing,' 'genital closeness' and mating calls during intercourse.

He also explained that the behaviour of the female apes appeared to be motivated purely by sexual arousal rather than attraction, and they were equally aroused by males and females.

"'Its not necessarily that they have same-sex orientation, it�s purely sexual behaviour."

Dr Grueter also observed that females engaging in same-sex intercourse would often seek privacy by hiding in dense vegetation.

The academic said the study was significant as it might contribute to an understanding of the evolution of such behaviour in humans.

He said: "'Gorillas are closely linked to humans and we thought by looking at this behaviour we could learn a little more about our own evolution."

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