Benobo chimpanzee - a species of chimp in Africa which has developed a societal adaptation of resolving individual conflict with promiscuous sex. Rather than fight, they mount. Gender is not important; its a way of venting social stress. A way of establishing social heirarchy, towit: a pricking order. ;-)See wikipedia, Pecking Order.
Instead of fighting over who next gets to groom the alpha male, one benobo female will mount another. Once the conflict is resolved, order is reestablished.
by briefcase119 May 11, 2007