Behavioral and physiological evidence of sexual climax in the female stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides)

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Science  27 Jun 1980:
Vol. 208, Issue 4451, pp. 1477-1479
DOI: 10.1126/science.7384791


Intense tonic/clonic uterine contractions and sudden increases in heart rate coincided with the behavioral homolog of a male ejaculatory response (minus seminal emission) in a normal female stump-tailed macaque engaged in homosexual mounting episodes. The behavioral patterns were also observed in four of ten females during 5 to 40 percent of heterosexual copulations. These observations demonstrate the existence of an orgasmic response in a nonhuman primate.

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