Homosexuality in the Animal Kingdom

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    Jul 05, 2007 10:36 PM GMT
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    Jul 06, 2007 1:15 AM GMT
    Male bottlenose Dolphins have been documented to rape both male and female bottlenose and spinner dolphins.

    Think about that the next time you go swimming with them in the Keys.


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    Jul 06, 2007 1:20 AM GMT
    I didn`t know kermit was that way inclined,McGay!Anymore inside information on gay puppets/cartoon characters?

    Seriously,the last time I heard,homosexual
    behavior had been seen in a hundred thirty odd species,mammals to fish....
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    Jul 06, 2007 1:35 AM GMT
    This is not merely homosexual behavior. It is another instance of interspecies sex, like Kermit's relationship with Miss Piggy.

    I hope you are not suggesting that bisexual frogs inherently seek sex with members of other species.

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    Jul 06, 2007 12:48 PM GMT
    On the advice of my attorneys, I'm going to refrain from making any speculation as to Kermit's, er, "lifestyle". He sure does look happy, though.
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    Jul 06, 2007 4:20 PM GMT
    Same sex penetration among non-humans is indeed rare, but direct genital-genital contact is quite common. I don't know about you, but I figure if I were rubbing my erection against that of another guy, that counts as sex.

    However, I feel that stressing that other animals do this, and therefore it's natural is a bad way to go on advocating for our rights and acceptance. Things which are natural are not necessarily good (botulism), things which are unnatural are not necessarily bad (this website). Arguing morality from naturalness is a common mistake--referred to as the Naturalistic Fallacy, actually--and in our case I worry it might cause people to start viewing homosexuality as a disease again. Personally, I prefer the "What harm are we doing anyone with our private behavior among consenting adults" track, but that's probably due to my libertarian leanings.
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    Jul 06, 2007 6:55 PM GMT
    I'm wondering if anyone appreciated this thread for it's softcore porn content. I guess it leads to a connection, if you're into non sequitirs. Are you a stuffed frog or a teddy bear?
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    Jul 08, 2007 6:19 PM GMT
    For those interested (in the serious side of this topic), Google "Biological Exhuberance".

    MSUBioNerd> Naturalistic Fallacy

    It cuts both ways. I'd never argue that homosexuality is "natural" and thus good, but pointing to these examples is a way to counter false arguments that "homosexuality is unnatural and thus bad".