Sex, we are told, is pleasurable. That's because most scientific accounts of sexual behaviour rest upon evolutionary explanations rather than the more immediately relevant mental and emotional experiences. To say that we have sex because it helps us to preserve our genetic legacies would be entirely accurate, but the more fleeting, experiential, pleasurable aspects of that most basic of social urges would be missing. It would be like staring at a painting with half the colour spectrum removed from it. One thing we have been curious about, though, is whether we are the only species that experiences sexual pleasure. The question of whether non-human animals enjoy it too is a perennial — and scientifically legitimate — question to ask.
What Happens If You Have Sex With An Animal? — AsapSCIENCE
Whether non-human animals can experience romantic love is unknown. But there is some evidence that they are capable of experiencing the same range of emotions as we can. The brains of many mammals are surprisingly similar to the human brain. Take as an example the brain of a cat. But size doesn't always matter. Surface folding and brain structure matter more than brain size.
But we were all for Belle falling in love with a water buffalo, amirite? What would actually happen if you had sex with an animal? For example, this can happen if two closely-related species have incompatible sex organs aka Mechanical Isolation , two distinct species live in such different locations so they can never bang aka Habitat Isolation or they have different mating rituals so are never even interested in trying aka Behavioural Isolation.
A photograph of two male lions seemingly in an amorous embrace has some humans clutching their pearls. After the release of the photograph, taken in August at Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve, Ezekiel Mutua, the chief executive of the Kenya Film Classification Board, blamed humans or maybe demons for the male-on-male mounting. The actual story behind the photograph shows that Mutua got some things wrong. The mounting behavior isn't actually sexual. And the official jumped the gun on attributing human motivations to animal behavior, experts said.