Read My Lips

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Sex, from simple kissing to copulation, is frequent among bonobos, and it takes many forms—females with females, males with females and other males, and older bonobos with younger ones. Here, Mchumba, the juvenile female, and Junior, an adult male, kiss. Kissing in bonobos is generally a sign of friendship and affection, and often serves as a greeting, much as in some human cultures.

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