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Primate SexualityComparative Studies of the Prosimians, Monkeys, Apes, and Humans$
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Alan F. Dixson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199544646

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199544646.001.0001

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Socio-sexual, bisexual, and homosexual behaviour

Socio-sexual, bisexual, and homosexual behaviour

(p.200) Chapter 6 Socio-sexual, bisexual, and homosexual behaviour
Primate Sexuality

Alan F. Dixson

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the different socio-sexual patterns, and the concept of homosexuality among primates. Socio-sexual patterns occur when animals' motor patterns, normally concomitant with sex, are sometimes applied into the nonsexual sphere of social communication. The chapter explains how some socio-sexual behaviour occurs during human development. Since socio-sexual patterns are evident in all of the great apes, it is rational to suggest that sexual patterns might occur when human infants play and do other activities. The chapter also explores homosexual patterns and relationships. It examines the biological basis of homosexuality as well as its genetic contributions and experiential contributions to homosexual development.

Keywords:   socio-sexual behaviour, homosexuality, primates, social communication, bisexual, sexual patterns

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