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All animals have sex, but are humans the only ones that "make love" ?

grizzly 2010/05/25 08:22:13
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  • Lynn 2010/05/25 18:24:00
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    Lynn
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    Humans have sex too, but unlike animals, we also have shame, which causes us to come up with cutesy little euphemisms for personal subjects that we are too embarrassed to discuss openly...

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  • FullMetal Shorty 2010/08/02 17:58:15
    no
    FullMetal Shorty
    +1
    Like your little picture said. "Love is like two meerkats cuddling in a cave or something"
  • razzah 2010/08/02 07:57:12 (edited)
    None of the above
    razzah
    +3
    making love as in sex? I think that is unique to humans.

    other animals do NOT make love through sex.

    And here are MANY REASONS why:

    ### 1.) Most animals dont even have the capacity to realize what sex is. It's purely instinct. A chemical drive, like eating and sleeping. And the fact that some mate right when meeting each other, and mate with countless others of their species suggest that they don't "make love" with sex.

    People are always like, "of course animlas have sex for pleasure and love of course!!!"

    But what people do not realize is that animals do NOT think the same way as humans. Again, for animals it is purely instinct, for the most part.


    ### 2.) As humans, we have developed the ABILITY to go AGAINST our INSTINCT. Guys can choose not to have sex when a girl is in "heat" and have sex with her when she isn't. I think that is why sex feels good to us. For nature to ensure that HUMANS keep having sex and keep procreating, pleasure is thrown in there to make us WANT to do it.

    We can easily go against our instinct to reproduce. I mean common, contraception people!!! Most animals can't, because their brains aren't as developed/sophisticated. Rather, they are programmed to follow instinct so they survive.

    [Same idea with eating - If we didn't experience pleasure while eating, it...





















    making love as in sex? I think that is unique to humans.

    other animals do NOT make love through sex.

    And here are MANY REASONS why:

    ### 1.) Most animals dont even have the capacity to realize what sex is. It's purely instinct. A chemical drive, like eating and sleeping. And the fact that some mate right when meeting each other, and mate with countless others of their species suggest that they don't "make love" with sex.

    People are always like, "of course animlas have sex for pleasure and love of course!!!"

    But what people do not realize is that animals do NOT think the same way as humans. Again, for animals it is purely instinct, for the most part.


    ### 2.) As humans, we have developed the ABILITY to go AGAINST our INSTINCT. Guys can choose not to have sex when a girl is in "heat" and have sex with her when she isn't. I think that is why sex feels good to us. For nature to ensure that HUMANS keep having sex and keep procreating, pleasure is thrown in there to make us WANT to do it.

    We can easily go against our instinct to reproduce. I mean common, contraception people!!! Most animals can't, because their brains aren't as developed/sophisticated. Rather, they are programmed to follow instinct so they survive.

    [Same idea with eating - If we didn't experience pleasure while eating, it would just become a hassle for us and we wouldnt want to do it so much.
    The fact that we feel good when we eat ensures that we WILL eat. Because humans can go against instinct, nature has come up with other ways to make sure we survive.

    I mean have you ever met an annorexic animal with food surrounding them? I think not!]


    ### 3.) How can animals think anything of making love/sex when they dont have the mental ability to like we do? Dammit, most animals DON'T even have a SENSE OF SELF!!! (proof: they are unable to recognize themselves in the mirror. Baby humans can do so by the age of 18 months. However, intelligent animals like dolphins and elephants also can recognize themselves.)



    HOWEVERRRR!!!! I think dolphins and bonobos might....they are smart and are seen mating even when it is not possible for the female to get pregnant. They definitely have sex for fun. so its possible.


    But no, I strongly think that animals in general do NOT "make love". At least through sex. Not nearly to the extent that we do.

    Some animals mate for life, but again, they dont have the capacity to realize what is truly going on, and are just doing what they are programmed to do.

    I've done a lot of reaserch on this because I am passionate about the idea of human sex being unique and our own thing. I wanted to know the closest to the truth.

    So when it all boils down to it, I full-heartedly think humans are special :)


    (((((that took forever for me to write my whole opinion up! lol!))))))
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  • grizzly razzah 2010/08/02 14:56:38
    grizzly
    Yea, that was a bit long-winded....lol
  • razzah grizzly 2010/08/02 15:07:05
    razzah
    +2
    maybe xD i got carried away..hahahah
    like i said, it was a question i was really curious about
  • serenity 2010/06/17 20:56:09
    no
    serenity
    +1
    I think that monkeys really do make love as you say cause it is shown that after monkeys get in a fight that the male and female will have sex afters like make up sex so I think that is them making love
  • Queen B 2010/06/13 22:01:38
  • moomoof 2010/06/06 23:43:03
    None of the above
    moomoof
    +1
    Because we are self righteous?
  • dracorexXP 2010/06/04 04:55:13
    Undecided
    dracorexXP
    I think there was a study somewhere that dolphins did it for pleasure as well as humans.
  • Amy 2010/05/31 18:38:15
    None of the above
    Amy
    +1
    There is a huge difference between making of the love and having sex.
  • Beccy 2010/05/31 01:48:24
    no
    Beccy
    +1
    I see love and altruism in animals. Maybe more altruism that we humans show each other.
  • Brosia 2010/05/29 01:56:15
    yes
    Brosia
    It has something to do with higher brain function or something. Or just because we like to get to humpin'. Us, and dolphins.
  • BrittanyXD 2010/05/28 15:02:31
    Undecided
    BrittanyXD
    Well animals have sex to produce offspring.
    Humans can do the same, but we feel more of a connection and we love our partners
  • Robert 2010/05/28 03:41:59
    no
    Robert
    +2
    only hummans think that they are hummans, byt we are just another species of animals
  • razzah Robert 2010/08/02 08:25:58 (edited)
    razzah
    +1
    we are extremely special "animals" though.

    humans have characteristics that are unique to us, only us, and that no other species can ever share.

    We ARE humans. Biologically, we are animals. Mentally, we are not.
  • DontJugdeMeBabe 2010/05/27 18:29:41
    yes
    DontJugdeMeBabe
    +1
    I think so...
    Thats a good question.
  • ~Roxy~Navy~Brat~ 2010/05/27 07:17:15
    Undecided
    ~Roxy~Navy~Brat~
    +1
    how can we know if we're the only one's that do?
  • razzah ~Roxy~N... 2010/08/02 08:26:38
    razzah
    +3
    animal behavior.
  • Leeaqua 2010/05/26 19:08:05 (edited)
    no
    Leeaqua
    +1
    Some animals mate for life including wolves and geese . There must be more to it than we presently understand for this to happen ! Remember - When your not with the one you love, love the one your with ! LOL : }
  • Grissom 2010/05/26 08:32:47
    None of the above
    Grissom
    +1
    Love is a many splendid thing.
  • Talisman 2010/05/26 03:15:10
    None of the above
    Talisman
    +1
    Actually Dolphins have sex purely for the fun of it. Other than humans, they’re the only ones that do.
  • Leeaqua Talisman 2010/05/26 19:08:45
    Leeaqua
    +1
    Also Chimps !
  • PrettyJude Leeaqua 2010/05/27 00:09:41
    PrettyJude
    +1
    :O so the three smartest animals on the planet are the ones that have sex for fun!
  • Leeaqua PrettyJude 2010/05/27 14:39:42
    Leeaqua
    +1
    We are still in our infancy when it comes to really knowing about animal behavior . There is much to learn. It is obvious when one examines the cruelty we exhibit to some of the even more sentients like whales and dolphins that are slaughtered for sport and so called research, only to be sold to restuarants for consumption.
  • Talisman Leeaqua 2010/05/28 12:23:39
    Talisman
    +2
    Your right, I had forgotten about those little pervs. Particularly with Baboons it’s an indication of dominance for a male to mount a female(s) (if they cooperate that is), and with the female it secures her rank within the group, and that of her offspring, to be mounted and/or impregnated by the dominate male.
  • FencerCat 2010/05/26 01:21:49
    no
    FencerCat
    +2
    I would think that would depend on what your definition of making love is...there are some animals that mate for life...you'd think they at least liked each other... (making like?)
  • Talyababy 2010/05/26 00:51:49
    no
    Talyababy
    iff they were how could other animals have babies
  • razzah Talyababy 2010/08/02 08:27:39
    razzah
    +2
    instinctttt! biology class, people! lol xD
  • Talyababy razzah 2010/08/02 23:13:25
    Talyababy
    ok whatever i dont really care this is old !!
  • Judester 2010/05/26 00:51:44
    no
    Judester
    +1
    Check out the dolphins and monkeys.
  • seathanaich 2010/05/25 23:11:53
    no
    seathanaich
    +1
    That's just because most humans have trouble accepting that humans are not as different from other animals as we'd like to think we are.
  • Zimt29 2010/05/25 20:56:52
    None of the above
    Zimt29
    We just call it that. It sounds more acceptable than "Hey babe, let's have some sex!"
  • Anemone 2010/05/25 20:27:21
    no
    Anemone
    +2
    Many animals form lifelong, loving relationships, such as swans, gibbons, wolves, and turtle doves.

    animals form lifelong loving relationships swans gibbons wolves turtle doves
  • jennie 2010/05/25 19:52:50
    Undecided
    jennie
    idk
  • Lynn 2010/05/25 18:24:00
    None of the above
    Lynn
    +5
    Humans have sex too, but unlike animals, we also have shame, which causes us to come up with cutesy little euphemisms for personal subjects that we are too embarrassed to discuss openly...
  • carmen58 Lynn 2010/05/26 19:56:45
    carmen58
    +2
    Brilliant response!
  • DoW 2010/05/25 18:03:58
    no
    DoW
    If by "make love" you mean having sex for pleasure and not for reproduction, there is a cousin of the chimpanzee called the bonobo who is the animal with the closest genetical code to the humans. The bonobo has sex any season, even if its not possible to have children in that season. They also mate. This would be closest to what you call "making love", since making love is not and has never been clearly defined.
  • Surgeon ~The Egalitarianist~ 2010/05/25 17:49:56
    yes
    Surgeon ~The Egalitarianist~
    +2
    Sex and love can either be together or separate.
    I see them as something to go together - in other words, having sex with someone you love.
    That doesn't mean, however, you have sex with someone therefore you love them.

    Humans have more than just physical needs. We have emotional needs as well.
  • Morningstar 2010/05/25 17:47:19
    no
    Morningstar
    +1
    Dolphins also have sex for pleasure.
    And if the males can't find a female they use each others blow-holes.
  • YourKnifeMyBackMyGunYourHead 2010/05/25 17:36:29
    yes
    YourKnifeMyBackMyGunYourHead
    +1
    Animals only have sex because its nature not because they love each other, humans have feelings and we get to choose who we fall in love with.
  • Billyk75 2010/05/25 17:32:45
    None of the above
    Billyk75
    Remember the song Do you want to make love or do you just want to fool around?

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