Dolphins sexual behavior
Dolphins are amazing creatures. According to biologists their intelligence is shockingly similar to humans. In addition to intelligence and social habits, dolphins and human have closer sexual behavior.
Courting is a collection of gentle caresses and touches even serenades and precedes intercourse. Dolphins give away to their beloved algae bouquet. Presentation of objects as part of the mating ritual is rarely distributed in the animal world. So far only been observed in chimpanzees.
The dolphins have no sense of smell. If the muzzle of the chosen one smell like stale fish, they will never know.
If they didn’t like the foreplay, dolphins can easily sped away by 40 mph.
Dolphins rub their genitals against the ground or other surfaces to stimulate themselves.
That behavior, at least in dolphins, is an evolutionary advantage that minimizes aggression, especially among males.
In Shark Bay, on the coast of Western Australia, researchers from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth have observed gangs of male dolphins harassing and intimidating sexually receptive mature female dolphins.
The Amazon River dolphin or boto has been reported to form up in bands of 3–5 individuals enjoying group sex. The groups usually comprise young males and sometimes one or two females. Sex is often performed in non-reproductive ways, using snout, flippers and genital rubbing, without regards to gender. In captivity, they have been observed to sometimes perform homosexual and heterosexual penetration of the blowhole, a hole homologous with the nostril of other mammals, making this the only known example of nasal sex in the animal kingdom. The males will sometimes also perform sex with males from the tucuxi species, a type of small porpoise.
Dolphins of several species engage in homosexual acts.
Dolphins of several species engage in homosexual acts, though it is best studied in the bottlenose dolphins. Sexual encounters between females take the shape of "beak-genital propulsion", where one female inserts her beak in the genital opening of the other while swimming gently forward. Between males, homosexual behaviour includes rubbing of genitals against each other, which sometimes leads to the males swimming belly to belly, inserting the penis in the others genital slit and sometimes anus.
Janet Mann, Georgetown University professor of biology and psychology, argues that the strong personal behavior among male dolphin calves is about bond formation and benefits the species in an evolutionary context. She cites studies showing that these dolphins later in life as adults are in a sense bisexual, and the male bonds forged earlier in life work together for protection as well as locating females to reproduce with. Confrontations between flocks of bottlenose dolphins and the related species Atlantic spotted dolphin will sometimes lead to cross-species homosexual behaviour between the males rather than combat.
Sometimes dolphins have sexual behavior directed at other animals and to humans.
In 1991, an English man was prosecuted for allegedly having sexual contact with a dolphin. The man was found not guilty after it was revealed at trial that the dolphin was known to tow bathers through the water by hooking its large penis around them.