Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural by Bruce Bagemihl

By Bruce Bagemihl

A Publishers Weekly most sensible Book
One of the hot York Public Library's "25 Books to Remember" for 1999

Homosexuality in its myriad kinds has been scientifically documented in additional than 450 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, bugs, and different animals around the globe. Biological Exuberance is the 1st entire account of the topic, bringing jointly exact, obtainable, and nonsensationalized info. Drawing upon a wealthy physique of zoological study spanning greater than centuries, Bruce Bagemihl indicates that animals interact in all kinds of nonreproductive sexual habit. Sexual and gender expression within the animal global screens exuberant kind, together with same-sex courtship, pair-bonding, intercourse, and co-parenting—even circumstances of lifelong gay bonding in species that don't have lifelong heterosexual bonding.

Part 1, "A Polysexual, Polygendered World," starts off with a survey of homosexuality, transgender, and nonreproductive heterosexuality in animals after which delves into the wider implications of those findings, together with a helpful point of view on human variety. Bagemihl additionally examines the hidden assumptions in the back of the best way biologists examine usual platforms and indicates a clean standpoint in accordance with the synthesis of up to date medical insights with conventional wisdom from indigenous cultures.

Part 2, "A Wondrous Bestiary," profiles greater than one hundred ninety species within which clinical observers have famous gay or transgender habit. every one profile is a verbal and visible "snapshot" of 1 or extra heavily comparable poultry or mammal species, containing all of the documentation required to aid the author's usually debatable conclusions.

Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, jam-packed with attention-grabbing proof and marvelous descriptions of animal habit, Biological Exuberance is a landmark e-book that might switch eternally how we glance at nature.

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Child bearing can add to the hormonal imbalances that some women experience. This is a very good position to help bring the women’s nervous system in balance. Fig. 14 Position 6 — Addresses energy blockages in the meridians, headaches, poor circulation, menstrual problems. The man lies on his back relaxed and the woman is on her knees, supporting herself with one elbow. She is just a little to the side of the man. She holds his penis. With her other hand she hold his head. The penis is allowed to penetrate halfway, but she holds it the entire time.

She is completely yin. The male is at his Taoist orgasm and is giving completely. He is completely yang. The complete yin state and complete yang state make up a perfect yin-yang balance which becomes a circle that has no beginning and no end. There are no cracks and no sharpness in the circle since there is no criticism between the man and woman. For the partners there is only feeling, devoid of judgement or thinking. With their eyes closed they feel each other. This feeling is total love and perfect unification.

Its origin is the heart and it is genuinely spiritual from the beginning. Love is giving. During the Sexual Healing Prayer the man gives himself to his lover. The woman’s gift lies in her surrender to the man. The two grow together, trading energy and well being. Thus, sex can be used by people to feel Divinity. The Sexual Healing Prayers provide total love automatically. This is not, however, the same as the mental picture of romantic love that most people have in their minds. It can be said that it is the apogee of Taoist Sexology.

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