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Fruit Bats Found to Practice Oral Sex


Treehugger reports:

"New research published in the online journal PLoS ONE demonstrates for the first time that a non-human adult animal species regularly engages in oral sex behavior. While the behavior has been seen in juvenile animals before(both heterosexual and homosexual bonobos), this is the first time it has been observed in adult animals...The field research, which was conducted in Guangzhou City, China, reveals that in the case of the greater short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus sphinx) female species-on-male species oral sex now has been documented as a regular occurrence. Scientists observed that in instances where oral sex was performed, copulation time increased."

No male-on-male behavior has been observed among the bats.

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  1. [sarcasm] Is this where the expression 'Fruit' for a gay male comes from?

    Posted by: John in Boston | Oct 29, 2009 11:15:03 PM

  2. Or the Jamaican gay slur 'Batty' boy

    Posted by: John in Boston | Oct 30, 2009 12:06:54 AM

  3. Okay, John in Boston.......I mean.....why.....(don't understand)....go....there........??

    Anyhoo - this is waaaaay more information than I needed to know about bats....

    Posted by: CARIBTONY | Oct 30, 2009 1:56:58 PM

  4. Ahhh, because it's funny Tony.

    Posted by: John in Boston | Nov 1, 2009 4:54:03 AM

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