Re: "natural"

Harvey Newstrom (
Fri, 3 Dec 1999 12:19:04 -0500

From: KPJ <>
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Sent: Friday, December 03, 1999 4:28 am
Subject: Re: "natural"

> It appears as if Harvey Newstrom <> wrote:
> |
> |Homosexuality occurs in a certain percentage of rats, dogs, pigs,
> |dolphins, goats, sheep, and lots of other species. Some monkeys who have
> |been taught sign language have engaged in homosexuality, prostitution
> |(negotiating food for sex), and lying about sexual behavior and eating
> |behavior.
> What definition do you use for ``homosexuality''?

The studies usually define any homosexual activity as falling under this category. Animal psychologists (such as those working with Dolphins here in Florida) report that gay dolphins remain gay and mate for life with a single partner, as do straight dolphins. Many of the species in which homosexuality has been seen do not mate for life or have monogamous relationships. In such species, there usually is not exclusive gay behavior, although some cases have been seen.

Harvey Newstrom <mailto://>
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