Sunday, May 04, 2008



Hierarchy and SEX

Today there has been this interesting article about interclass sexual harassment. The scientist quoted offers several possible explanations to this. I believe there might be at least one additional and possible explanation. This would be that sex is used as means of expressing power, expressing one own’s dominance over the position of somebody else’s.

Actually, there cases known as suggested among dogs, where one male pretends copulation with another male dog. The explanation is relatively easy: the copulation is misused as expression of higher stage of hierarchy. The one in the “female” position is the “underdog”.

So in this case this might be the case. The only unusual thing is that it happens between two different animals, two different classes of animals.

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