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A couple of instances of...err...primate behavior. 
12th-Jun-2008 07:56 pm
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This YouTube video of a female bonobo recognizing herself in a video camera's viewfinder is fascinating. You can actually see the quality of her expression change the moment she realizes that she is looking at a representation of herself and not another bonobo. Then she notices that she's missing one of her front teeth... XD

And this article in the Fashion (Huh? Is sexual orientation a matter of fashion?) section of The New York Times addresses a growing body of scientific research pointing to the very real possibility that women (unlike men) are naturally omni-sexual. Which seems like an intuitively obvious conclusion to me!
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13th-Jun-2008 10:07 am (UTC)
the very real possibility that women (unlike men) are naturally omni-sexual. Which seems like an intuitively obvious conclusion to me!

It seems exceedingly obvious to me.

Is sexual orientation a matter of fashion?

I think it probably is to a large extent. I've always assumed it was more a cultural thing than a genetic thing.

13th-Jun-2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
I've always assumed it was more a cultural thing than a genetic thing.

I did too. Kinda like race. But now I'm not sure, honestly. These same studies that suggest women don't have sexual orientation suggest that men *do.* Though I suppose it's entirely possible that men receive some sort of social conditioning that women do not which affects their sexual responses; though if this were true, *how* would be quite the question.
14th-Jun-2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
Though I suppose it's entirely possible that men receive some sort of social conditioning that women do not which affects their sexual responses

Men learn very early that there's an enormous stigma attached to expressing any kind of sexual, physical or emotional attraction to other males. I don't think that really happens to women. So that might partly explain it.
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