Is homosexuality limited to humans?

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Is homosexuality limited to humans?
« on: 06/12/2010 17:30:02 »
@budiprasetya asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Is homosexuality limited to humans? Are there any records in pre-historic humans?

What do you think?
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Is homosexuality limited to humans?
« Reply #1 on: 06/12/2010 19:18:43 »
"Is homosexuality limited to humans?"
No, it's fairly common among other animals.

"Are there any records in pre-historic humans?"
I doubt it because it's not the sort of thing that leaves fossils.
You might find some gay porn painted on a stone age wall somewhere.
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Is homosexuality limited to humans?
« Reply #2 on: 06/12/2010 19:28:02 »
You must have missed Ricky Gervais's show entitled "Animals"  [:)] ...
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIcrCZQkSlg (vulgar comedy, not for the easily offended)
« Last Edit: 07/12/2010 06:46:46 by RD »

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Is homosexuality limited to humans?
« Reply #3 on: 08/12/2010 06:51:16 »
Humans are relatively unique that they have interests in sexual intercourse at times other than ovulation, although I suppose I've seen male dogs get excited at odd moments.  But, in most species, the males can sense when a receptive female is nearby.

It is possible that monogamous homosexuality is more prevalent in humans than other species.

However, if you have a herd of cows (all female) you will see them jumping onto each other when one comes into heat.