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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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