Conflict resolution a non-human way

Deep in the Congolese tropical rainforests, conflict is resolved by goodwill and sex.

Not by humans, they cuss and kill each other, but by the Bonobo pigmy chimp.

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However severe their conflict,​ the Bonobos offer food, groom, look into each other’s eyes and make love.

Male on female.

Female on female.

Male on male.

Sex amongst the Bonobo maintains peace and harmony.

And it helps that they’re naturally polite.

They ask first, display themselves provocatively, offer food and other services, and all with no expectation of getting consent.

If their advances are refused, ‘no’ means ‘no’ in their society.

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Isn’t that a better way of living than fighting?

 

Tomos James

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