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Female bonobos use homosexual sex to increase social status

March 3, 2012

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(PhysOrg.com) — Female bonobos (Pan paniscus) often form strong bonds with other females, and these bonds affect their position in the social hierarchy. Scientists from St Andrews University in the UK looked at the part sexual interactions might play in the formation of these social bonds, since female bonobos are known to often engage in […]