Bat sex

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Male bats perform oral sex on females, apparently to make sex last longer, researchers say. These findings, the first discovery of male-to-female oral sex in bats, match prior studies revealing that female bats perform fellatio , or oral sex, on male bats. Scientists analyzed a colony of about Indian flying foxes Pteropus giganteus roosting in a single fig tree in southern India, near the village of Nallachampatti. This fruit-eating bat is one of the largest bats in the world. Over the course of more than 13 months, using binoculars and a video camera, researchers witnessed 57 cases of sex -- oral and intercourse -- usually in the morning.

Surprising Sex Behavior Found in Bats

Surprising Sex Behavior Found in Bats | Live Science

More than 1, species of bats exist today, representing about 20 percent of all mammal species in the world. And given they are the only mammals able to fly , bats have some unique mating behaviors not seen in other mammals. To start, the location and timing of mating varies greatly between bat species, explained biologist John Altringham, author of the book, "Bats: From Evolution to Conservation" Oxford University Press, Bats living in temperate regions usually migrate from their summer habitat to their winter hibernation sites, called hibernacula, where breeding occurs. They mate in the late summer and early autumn, and the females store the males' sperm until the next spring. For those hibernating species , males and females meet for the first time that year in the hibernacula. It's not clear how the bats choose their mates, but it may be the case that females seek out the most agile males.

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Oral sex in fruit bats is clearly a hot area of research. In just four years, the number of papers on this topic has doubled from, er, one to two. It started in , with a study that described regular fellatio among the short-nosed fruit bat. It earned its authors an Ignobel Prize in Tan captured 60 wild bats from a nearby park, housed them in pairs of the opposite sex and voyeuristically filmed their liaisons using a night-time camera.
When they do their thing, female Chinese fruit bats add oral sex to get the males to prolong the act, scientists now find, suggesting the behavior confers evolutionary benefits. Oral sex, or fellatio, is often used in human foreplay, the researchers noted, but rarely seen in other animals. As such, there have been few evolutionary reasons given for oral sex to date, and fellatio is largely thought confined to humans, although juvenile members of the chimpanzee-like bonobo do it for play. Now scientists find the short-nosed fruit bat Cynopterus sphinx routinely engages in oral sex, the first time fellatio has been seen in adult animals other than humans.