A couple years ago, Benjamin Weissman had a disturbing sex dream about a gorilla. These works raise questions about bestiality, certainly, and taboo desires in general, but they also probe more existential questions about the line between human and animal. Weissman depicts her in various poses — shy, sexy, beatific. Rendered in pastel and charcoal on paper, the drawings also range from isolated portraits to lavish dreamscapes, populated with Renaissance putti and flowers. Surprisingly, art history and religious art are also touchstones. Pop culture references also appear.
Twice is coincidence. Nevertheless, the core contention about the need for three examples to establish a pattern remains applicable. Tonight, after a season-long dry spell, Masters of Sex well and truly got its freak on, with three separate examples of the erotically off-kilter encounters that used to be its greatest attraction. All it took was a little animal instinct for the show to go bananas once again. Yet what they came up with was pretty interesting, in the end.
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In primate etiquette it is considered rude to ask gorillas questions about their genitalia. This policy led to a surprise for zookeepers in Bristol, who have found that their male gorilla, born more than six years ago, is female. Kukena was thought to be male when she was born at Bristol Zoo in The truth emerged when Kukena had her first oestrus, the cycle of fertility that begins after sexual maturity. Experts have said that the discovery is welcome because females are outnumbered by males in zoos. Kukena is likely. Subscription Notification. We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details. Please update your billing details here. Please update your billing information.
Female gorillas have been documented engaging in lesbian sex for the first time. While many species of male primates are well known to engage in homosexual behaviour, females have been subject to far less attention. Female gorillas have also been observed having lesbian sex in Uganda, but the data has not been published or subject to scrutiny.