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The bonobos social life is based on sex  not violence.  Everyone does it.  Males with males.  Females with females.  Old with young.  They use sex as a greeting.  To appease.  To reassure.  For the worlds most erotic apes, sex is the binding force that creates a satisfied, contented, peaceful society.

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Wild, deadly or just awkward, animal sex is about more than just making babies. Nat Geo WILD is counting down the top 10 sexual athletes of the animal world. Immaculate conception is not a myth; one animal on this list can actually give birth without a partner. The term man-eater gets a new meaning when it comes to praying mantises: females may eat the males during copulation. And when temperatures rise, male snakes come out of their eight-month hibernation with one thing on their mind: sex.