Re: What Would Sex With A Apith Been Like...?

2 Aug 1995 16:18:38 GMT

BARD ( wrote:

: In another post, someone suggested apiths probably practised
: rear entry. Some comparison was made with apes. We know, for
: example, the lowland gorilla's penis averages 2 inches; humans,
: 4 1/2 to 5 inches. Should we then conjecture the apith's was somewhere
: between, say, 3-4 inches?

: This is a good length, long enough to produce orgasm in
: the female; thus, should we conjecture further apiths
: like to fuck?

It's an interesting question. We don't have enough data to say, especially
as this is an area particularly prone to sexual selection; however, you
might look at Bonobos and Chimps as possible models. What you might
regard as sexual behavior approaching that of modern humans probably
emerged 1.75 MYr ago with early Homo erectus. Prior to that, there is
evidence of marked sexual dimorphism with all that can entail. I have
some opinions, but they are little more than speculations.

Harry Erwin
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