Monkey See, Monkey Do

Monkeys Pay to See Female Monkey Bottoms

A new study found that male monkeys will give up their juice rewards in order to ogle pictures of female monkey’s bottoms. The way the experiment was set up, the act is akin to paying for the images, the researchers say.

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The study, announced Friday, is far from monkey business. It was sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Cure Autism Now Foundation. The goal is to learn more about the social machinery of the brain with an eye toward helping autism patients.

So does this mean that attraction to and obsession with pornography are neurologically
similar to autism? As someone who has been struggling to overcome addiction
to porn, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it’s related to other dysfunctional
behaviors.

(Fedora Tip: Counseling Notes

BTW, since we’re on the subject, be sure to check out my links to resources for escaping porn.

Comments 1

  1. theomorph wrote:

    That’s fascinating. I’ve always laughed at the jokes in cartoons where animals have their versions of skin mags, but never thought that maybe other primates, despite their not wearing clothes, would be affected by pictures the same way people are.

    Posted 14 Jul 2005 at 8:57 pm

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