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"I really can not believe that the rovers are still running at all." Thats because you're an idiot. ~ Central Park Zoo's gay penguins ignite debate Dinitia Smith, New York Times Saturday, February 7, 2004 New York -- Roy and Silo, two chinstrap penguins at the Central Park Zoo in Manhattan, are completely devoted to each other. For nearly six years now, they have been inseparable. They exhibit what in penguin parlance is called "ecstatic behavior": That is, they entwine their necks, they vocalize to each other, they have sex. Silo and Roy are, to anthropomorphize a bit, gay penguins. When offered female companionship, they have adamantly refused it. And the females aren't interested in them, either. At one time, the two seemed so desperate to incubate an egg together that they put a rock in their nest and sat on it, keeping it warm in the folds of their abdomens, said their chief keeper, Rob Gramzay. Finally, he gave them a fertile egg that needed care to hatch. Things went perfectly, and a chick, Tango, was born. For the next 2 1/2 months they raised Tango, keeping her warm and feeding her food from their beaks until she could go out into the world on her own. Gramzay is full of praise. "They did a great job," he said. Roy and Silo are hardly unusual. Indeed, scientists have found homosexual behavior throughout the animal world. This growing body of science has been increasingly drawn into charged debates about homosexuality in American society, on subjects from gay marriage to sodomy laws, despite reluctance from experts in the field to extrapolate from animals to humans. Gay groups argue that if homosexual behavior occurs in animals, it is natural, and therefore the rights of homosexuals should be protected. On the other hand, some conservative religious groups have condemned the same practices in the past, calling them "animalistic." But if homosexuality occurs among animals, does that necessarily mean it is natural for humans? And that raises a familiar question: If homosexuality is not a choice, but a result of natural forces that cannot be controlled, can it be immoral? The open discussion of homosexual behavior in animals is relatively new. "There has been a certain cultural shyness about admitting it," said Frans de Waal, whose 1997 book, "Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape" (University of California Press), unleashed a torrent of discussion about animal sexuality. Bonobos, apes closely related to humans, are wildly energetic sexually. Studies show that whether observed in the wild or in captivity, nearly all are bisexual and nearly half their sexual interactions are with the same sex. Females have been observed to engage in homosexual activity almost hourly. Before his own book, "American scientists who investigated bonobos never discussed sex at all," said de Waal, director of the Living Links Center of the Yerkes Primate Center at Emory University in Atlanta. "Or they sometimes would show two females having sex together, and would say, 'The females are very affectionate.' " Then in 1999, Bruce Bagemihl published "Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity" (St. Martin's Press), one of the first books of its kind to provide an overview of scholarly studies of same-sex behavior in animals. Bagemihl said homosexual behavior had been documented in some 450 species. Last summer, the book was cited by the American Psychiatric Association and other groups in a "friend of the court" brief submitted to the Supreme Court in Lawrence vs. Texas, a case challenging a Texas anti-sodomy law. The court struck down the law. In his book, Bagemihl describes homosexual activity in a broad spectrum of animals. He asserts that while same-sex behavior is sometimes found in captivity, it is actually seen more frequently in studies of animals in the wild. Among birds, for instance, studies show that 10 to 15 percent of female western gulls in some populations in the wild are homosexual. Among mammals, male and female bottlenose dolphins frequently engage in homosexual activity, both in captivity and in the wild. Homosexuality is particularly common among young male dolphin calves. One male may protect another that is resting or healing from wounds inflicted by a predator. When one partner dies, the other may search for a new male mate. Male and female rhesus macaques, a type of monkey, also exhibit homosexuality in captivity and in the wild. Males are affectionate to each other, touching, holding and embracing. Females smack their lips at each other and play games like hide-and-seek, peekaboo and follow the leader. And both sexes mount members of their own sex. Some scientists say homosexual behavior in animals is not necessarily about sex. Marlene Zuk, a professor of biology at UC Riverside and author of "Sexual Selections: What We Can and Can't Learn About Sex From Animals" (University of California Press, 2002), notes that scientists have speculated that homosexuality may have an evolutionary purpose, ensuring the survival of the species. By not producing their own offspring, homosexuals may help support or nurture their relatives' young. "That is a contribution to the gene pool," she said. Janet Mann, a professor of biology and psychology at Georgetown University who has studied same-sex behavior in dolphin calves, says their homosexuality "is about bond formation, not about being sexual for life." She said studies show that adult male dolphins form long-term alliances, sometimes in large groups. As adults, they cooperate to entice a single female and keep other males from her. Sometimes they share the female, or they may cooperate to help one male. "Male-male cooperation is extremely important," Mann said. The homosexual behavior of the young calves "could be practicing" for that later, crucial adult period, she added. Scientists warn about drawing conclusions about humans. "For some people, what animals do is a yardstick of what is and isn't natural," Vasey said. "They make a leap from saying if it's natural, it's morally and ethically desirable." But he added: "Infanticide is widespread in the animal kingdom. To jump from that to say it is desirable makes no sense. We shouldn't be using animals to craft moral and social policies for the kinds of human societies we want to live in. Animals don't take care of the elderly. I don't particularly think that should be a platform for closing down nursing homes." What the animal studies do show, Zuk observed, is that "sexuality is a lot broader term than people want to think." "You have this idea that the animal kingdom is strict, old-fashioned Roman Catholic," she said, "that they have sex just to procreate." In bonobos, she noted: "you see expressions of sex outside the period when females are fertile. Suddenly, you are beginning to see that sex is not necessarily about reproduction."

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The Jon Katz Diaries (TJKD)

DonkeyHote DonkeyHote writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Some years ago I ran across a length of smooth, large-diameter rubber hose in a laboratory. It was 5/8" (16 mm) in diameter, with a ¼" (6 mm) inside diameter, with a wall thickness of 3/16" (4.5 mm). Being a complete enema nut, I immediately thought of some interesting uses for such a fine piece of tubing, and "borrowed" it.

I made a gigantic colon tube with it by rounding off one end of the tube. This was not such an easy task, but with scissors, fresh razor blades and such, I got it fairly well smoothed off.

I attached the other end of the hose to the bathtub faucet, and set the faucet for a slow flow of warm water. I lubricated the hose with vaseline, and laying on my back in the tub, I started to insert the hose into my rectum. To my surprise, it slid in easily, and further than I had ever gotten a tube in before. After letting the hose fill me for a while, I evacuated my bowels on the toilet.

When I felt empty, I got back into the tub, and repeated the process. This time I decided to try to slide the hose as far up into my colon as I possibly could. I relaxed on my back, and eased the hose back in. I let the water fill me for a moment, and then I started to twist and push the hose inward.

When the end of the tube reached the top of the sigmoid, I felt some resistance, and just gently pushed and pulled back on the tube while twisting it constantly. After a moment it slipped in farther. I could really feel the tube moving around inside me, and it was great. I kept gently pushing, and the tube moved farther until the tip was at the bend between the sigmoid and the descending colon, far down on the left side. I had a bit of difficulty getting past this point, but I pressed in with my fingers at that point on my abdomen, and worked my fingertips around in a circular motion, and the tube eventually moved up into my descending colon. Ahhh. I could feel even more sensation now.

I kept pushing gently, and worked the tube all the way up to the top of the descending fairly quickly, and then wiggled it through the splenic flexure (behind the stomach). Now the tube was passing across the transverse colon, and I was starting to get filled up. The sensation was incredibly stimulating, and I could feel the tube's progress across my belly with my fingertips. The tube made a firm lump whenever I felt the appropriate part of my colon. It was getting hard to make the tube progress farther, and when the tip reached the hepatic flexure, I pushed on the part extending from my anus until the loops inside me hurt.

I realized that I wasn't going to get it any farther up me than this, so I let the water fill me until I couldn't take any more. I then pulled the end of the tube from the faucet and let the water start to drain out. I had a marvelous orgasm at this point as the water gently ran out from the tube. When I could feel the end of the tube sucking at the interior of my bowels, I started to pull it out, slowly. I finished my evacuation on the toilet.

I worried that this might not be a safe procedure to perform, because it was at least uncomfortable, and at times fairly painful. I now know that when people are examined with a fiber optic colonoscope they are sedated, but that instrument hadn't been invented when I did this.

This same tube is now the hose on my high volume (1 ¾ Gallon) (6 Liter) enema setup. No, I have never taken (or even tried to take) the whole can. I really only did this whole procedure once, so you could say it was a once in a lifetime thing, but it was quite an experience. If I'd left the tube in, I could have gotten a high colonic irrigation, but I really hadn't even heard of colon irrigation before. I got somewhat in excess of 4 feet (about 130 cm) of tubing inside me, and because of the thickness of the tube and my ability to feel it through the abdomen I know it wasn't curled up inside me.

This tube was of a type made for vacuum use, it is very soft and flexible, but its wall thickness makes it resistant to kinking and folding up inside. I have several other large diameter colon tubes, but their stiffness makes it too hard to pass them around the many bends of the colon. The metric conversions are for those readers abroad who don't want to think in the old "English" units.




DonkeyHote DonkeyHote writes  |  more than 12 years ago New York -- In October, an intelligence alert went out to a small number of government agencies, including the Energy Department's top-secret Nuclear Emergency Search Team, based in Nevada. The report said that terrorists were thought to have obtained a 10-kiloton nuclear weapon from the Russian arsenal, and planned to smuggle it into New York City, a special TIME magazine investigation reveals.

I hope they do it right this time...

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