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Male Monkeys 'Pay' Females for Sex, Study Finds
fox news ^ | 1/3/2007 | fox news

Posted on 01/03/2008 7:26:54 AM PST by tobyhill

Mating may be a natural instinct, but monkey business doesn't come free for male macaques who have to "pay" females for their affections, the AFP reported Wednesday.

According to the report, a study of the primates conducted by Michael Gumert of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore found that the male monkeys must first groom the female before she will permit sex. The males use grooming as a form of currency to buy sex from the female, the study found.

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1 posted on 01/03/2008 7:26:55 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

I don’t see a thing wrong with this.

In fact, it’s a mighty fine system.

;)


2 posted on 01/03/2008 7:28:05 AM PST by Fishtalk (If you liked the above post, remember I've got a Blog you might like to visit.)
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To: tobyhill

I guess it’s analagous to dinner and a movie.


3 posted on 01/03/2008 7:28:28 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (CNN: Full of plants from the DNC Plant-ation.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

There ya go.


4 posted on 01/03/2008 7:29:30 AM PST by Fishtalk (If you liked the above post, remember I've got a Blog you might like to visit.)
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To: tobyhill
macaques

That's racist!

5 posted on 01/03/2008 7:29:46 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: tobyhill
The males use grooming as a form of currency to buy sex from the female, the study found.

I wonder how the study "found" that. Did the researchers ask the females if being touched made them interested in sex, or if they just needed a delousing service?

Anyway, isn't doing research on macacques racist?

6 posted on 01/03/2008 7:30:54 AM PST by Tax-chick ("The keys to life are running and reading." ~ Will Smith)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If I single I would try this,”hey babe, can I groom you?”.


7 posted on 01/03/2008 7:31:22 AM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I guess it’s analagous to dinner and a movie.

At least you don't have to pick the fleas off your date.

8 posted on 01/03/2008 7:31:29 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: tobyhill

Shows just how little we’ve evolved....


9 posted on 01/03/2008 7:31:29 AM PST by itsamelman (Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh. - - Al Swearengen)
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To: tobyhill

If every kiss begins with “K,” then you married a . . .


10 posted on 01/03/2008 7:31:31 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian
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To: tobyhill
The males use grooming as a form of currency to buy sex from the female, the study found.

Cheaper than the 4 C's.

11 posted on 01/03/2008 7:32:08 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks ()
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To: tobyhill
May I brush you hair for you, dear?

What do you mean you have a headache?

12 posted on 01/03/2008 7:32:23 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: tobyhill
May I brush your hair for you, dear?

What do you mean you have a headache?

13 posted on 01/03/2008 7:32:29 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: tobyhill

Now honey, I don’t want any nit picking. Just take out the garbage and you can watch all the Monkey cheerleaders you like. I know what the New Year games mean to you.


14 posted on 01/03/2008 7:33:43 AM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: tobyhill

The last guy I made pick the lice off of me was too tired and no longer in the mood.


15 posted on 01/03/2008 7:33:45 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: Tax-chick

Just the little ones.


16 posted on 01/03/2008 7:33:48 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks ()
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To: tobyhill
From the article:
Left to her own desires, a female macaque mates about 1.5 times an hour, but that rate jumps to 3.5 times an hour when the male partner first provided grooming services, the study found.
How the heck do these macaques find any time to eat anything? They've got to keep up their strength somehow.
17 posted on 01/03/2008 7:35:20 AM PST by Bob
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To: tobyhill

So paying attention to a female before reaching self satisfaction is ‘paying’? I don’t see that as ‘paying’, I see that as mutual satisfaction.


18 posted on 01/03/2008 7:35:40 AM PST by Southerngl
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To: tobyhill

“The most expensive sex you ever have is the sex you don’t have to pay for”..


19 posted on 01/03/2008 7:36:31 AM PST by Wil H
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To: tobyhill

Bananas are a girl’s best friend.


20 posted on 01/03/2008 7:36:34 AM PST by AU72
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To: Clint N. Suhks
I'll have you know a true lady's favors cannot be bought, even with diamonds (unless they're a minimum 3ct with VS1 clarity and F color . . . ).
21 posted on 01/03/2008 7:37:19 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (CNN: Full of plants from the DNC Plant-ation.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

LOL!!


22 posted on 01/03/2008 7:38:15 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: tobyhill

I think the researchers might be projecting here. They do not know what the monkeys are thinking - they could have just as well concluded that the males wanted to groom the females and the females demanded sex after as a means of currency. Or that grooming is a form of foreplay that builds the intimacy and trust culminated in sex or that even monkeys don’t want a skanky mate.


23 posted on 01/03/2008 7:39:56 AM PST by DaveyB (Ignorance is part of the human condition - atheism makes it permanent!)
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To: tobyhill
In 2008 fox news makes an astounding discovery that somehow had eluded mankind for thousands of years.

Animals have courtship rituals. If only Aesop had known that.

24 posted on 01/03/2008 7:40:35 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck is the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aren't going.)
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To: tobyhill; Squantos; Eaker; Jersey Republican Biker Chick

I’ll be more impressed when the monkeys learn that you aren’t paying for the sex, you are paying for the girl to leave afterward.


25 posted on 01/03/2008 7:40:59 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: tobyhill
So now foreplay equals payment?

I'm not buying it!

</pun>

26 posted on 01/03/2008 7:41:10 AM PST by Fixit
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To: tobyhill
Male primates paying for sexual favors - why did they need to do a study on this so obvious a fact.
27 posted on 01/03/2008 7:41:46 AM PST by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: tobyhill

” The males use grooming as a form of currency to buy sex from the female, the study found.”

do these morons actually get paid for reports like that?


28 posted on 01/03/2008 7:42:12 AM PST by sure_fine ( " not one to over kill the thought process " )
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To: Southerngl
It's called foreplay...

Scientists "prove" what they want to prove. Then another scientist steps us to disprove what the first scientist "proved".

Hell, we're still working Einstein over!!

It's called "Grant Money".

29 posted on 01/03/2008 7:43:28 AM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: Wil H
“The most expensive sex you ever have is the sex you don’t have to pay for”

"Johns don't pay prostitutes for sex, they pay them to leave."

30 posted on 01/03/2008 7:43:37 AM PST by Polybius
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To: MrEdd

I would groom some of the info babes at Fox.


31 posted on 01/03/2008 7:44:02 AM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
VS1? If you can’t see the flaw with the naked eye you can splurge on the color.
Forget “F”, go for SI1 “D”! Tis more sparkly...
32 posted on 01/03/2008 7:44:07 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks ()
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To: Polybius

Beat ya at #25!


33 posted on 01/03/2008 7:44:29 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: sure_fine

I believe they “proved” the same thing with Penguins and their pebble offering.


34 posted on 01/03/2008 7:45:12 AM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: tobyhill; EveningStar; agent_delta
Everything has its price.


35 posted on 01/03/2008 7:45:26 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

LMBO!


36 posted on 01/03/2008 7:45:54 AM PST by woollyone (entropy extirpates evolution and conservation confirms the Creator blessed forever.)
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To: Larry Lucido

ROTFLMAO! That is too funny.


37 posted on 01/03/2008 7:46:24 AM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: tobyhill

SOunds more like obligatory foreplay than payment to me.


38 posted on 01/03/2008 7:46:39 AM PST by the Real fifi
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To: tobyhill

SOunds more like obligatory foreplay than payment to me.


39 posted on 01/03/2008 7:46:41 AM PST by the Real fifi
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To: DaveyB

Perhaps the males were grooming the females as a service, for which the payment was sex afterwards. :-)


40 posted on 01/03/2008 7:48:25 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Fishtalk

But do the males cuddle after or do they roll over and sleep?


41 posted on 01/03/2008 7:49:06 AM PST by llevrok ( "In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom. In water, there is bacteria." - Ben Franklin)
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To: tobyhill

Sluts


42 posted on 01/03/2008 7:49:32 AM PST by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: the Real fifi

If some woman thinks I’m obligated to pick the lice off her a** I’m out of there.


43 posted on 01/03/2008 7:49:50 AM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: llevrok

not sure but they have been known to reach for a cigarette-well everywhere except NY, OH and Calif.


44 posted on 01/03/2008 7:51:42 AM PST by mrmargaritaville
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To: Larry Lucido

“I’ll be more impressed when the monkeys learn that you aren’t paying for the sex, you are paying for the girl to leave afterward.”

ROTFLMAO


45 posted on 01/03/2008 7:52:32 AM PST by marktwain
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To: All

Kind of related story

“Warrant: Cop Allegedly Paid Hooker With Wife’s Shoes, Clothes”

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,319868,00.html


46 posted on 01/03/2008 7:56:34 AM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: ClearCase_guy
macaques
That's racist!

Only if you're speaking French.

47 posted on 01/03/2008 8:00:01 AM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: Larry Lucido
“Another blonde hair! Been doing some more ‘research’ with that Jane Goodall tramp again!”
48 posted on 01/03/2008 8:03:50 AM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: tobyhill

This is payment like giving a woman a backrub is payment.


49 posted on 01/03/2008 8:04:28 AM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy in 2008.)
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To: Sacajaweau

” I believe they “proved” the same thing with Penguins and their pebble offering.”

I think the tap dancing penquin wins


50 posted on 01/03/2008 8:04:41 AM PST by sure_fine ( " not one to over kill the thought process " )
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