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Old 04-06-2004, 03:08 PM
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Can/do dogs masturbate?

This may sound weird or pervy, but I'm asking in all seriousness. My female dog who is 5 years old licks herself (her genitals) nearly every night and works herself up into a frenzy, limbs quivering in apparent ecstasy. The whole thing takes maybe 6-10 minutes. I never timed it though. I don't know for sure what kind of dog she is or if it matters, but general consensus among friends is terrier/ wirehair dachsund.

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Old 04-06-2004, 04:45 PM
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Q: Why does a dog lick himself?

A: Because he can.
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Old 04-06-2004, 05:11 PM
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EEEEWWWWwwwwww this was NASTY to google on.....but without any reliable cites, the consensus seems to be that most if not all mammals masturbate. Pygmy chimps do it too each other, manatees use their flippers, and captive dolphins exploit ropes and water-jets in their tanks....

"Mummy, mummy, what's that one doing?"
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Old 04-06-2004, 06:10 PM
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EEEEWWWWwwwwww this was NASTY to google on.....but without any reliable cites, the consensus seems to be that most if not all mammals masturbate. Pygmy chimps do it too each other, manatees use their flippers, and captive dolphins exploit ropes and water-jets in their tanks....

"Mummy, mummy, what's that one doing?"
As a gorilla, you should not call your cousins pygmies. It's Bonobo, if you please.
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Old 04-06-2004, 06:54 PM
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I occasionaly take care of a male Pomeranian (who's been fixed), and he still likes to hump away at a stuffed animal of his.
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Old 04-06-2004, 06:59 PM
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I occasionaly take care of a male Pomeranian
You take care of him, or you "take care of him," nudge nudge?

Re the OP, there used to be a neighbor dog who would cheerfully drag his crotch around the yard for hours at a time. Lord only knows what he was doing, if not pleasuring himself.
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Old 04-06-2004, 07:20 PM
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I have this small female mutt. When I'm playing with her and she gets all riled up, she starts trying to hump me.

My previous dog, a male black lab, one time started humping thin air. He was walking in circles for a few minutes, just thrusting his hind end back and forth. His nasty dog-penis even came out of it's sheath. It was nasty, yet wildly entertaining.
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Old 04-06-2004, 07:21 PM
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As they say, it is a dog eat dog world...
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Old 04-06-2004, 07:27 PM
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We once had a pair of rabbits, which were both female.....well, we were told they were both female, by a breeder and two different vets......but they'd always be mounting one another, and there was no preference as to who was on top. The one below would happily carry on munching grass (PUN NOT INTENDED!!)
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Old 04-06-2004, 07:46 PM
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According to the wikipedia.com article on masturbation...
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Masturbation is said to be common in many species of animals, including deer, monkeys, kangaroos, and iguanas, according to some scientific studies.
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Old 04-06-2004, 08:02 PM
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I'm really surprised to hear that dogs and dolphins beat off. I've been leg-humped on several occasions by randy mutts; yet I never saw it as masturbatoin per se, but rather a serious misunderstanding. I had read bonobos were real monkey-spankers, but dolphins? So, what does a dolphin wax?

And all mammals do it? I must voice some skepticism. For instance, racehorses: Perhaps you've heard that some sorry individuals have, as some part of their employment, the unenviable (and occasionally dangerous) task of giving handjobs to stallions, so as to prevent the energetic beasts from getting so agitated they're beyond controlling. I mean, if poor Seabiscut is so hot and bothered, why doesn't he just take care of it himself? Is he even physically capable of such a thing?

Also, in the wild, most animals don't seem to approach sex in a terribly amorous sort of way. Ever seen cats go at it? Bonobos have pretty complex social behavior, and engage in a variety of sex acts to facilitate relationships within the group, or even just to kill time and relax. When cats go into full rutt mode, they enter an intense state of distress, which eventually culminates in a brutal act of copulation, reminding me of a sexual assault more than a steamy tryst. Once finished, they part company immediately and have nothing more to do with each other. They seem more compelled to mate by demonic posession than seeking pleasurable stimulation. Why masturbate? What's so fun about sex for them?
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Old 04-06-2004, 08:38 PM
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And all mammals do it? I must voice some skepticism. For instance, racehorses
See thread "Real horse and other animal genital size?" for discussion of this phenomenon.

On a related note, see "Is there any reason that semen would be bad for my fish?" for a discussion of the inclination of one of this thread's contributors to f**k his fishtank.

Finally, can someone tell me how to link threads in a posting?
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Old 04-06-2004, 08:56 PM
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It's been awhile since I've posted about my ex's dog...might as well dust the story off.

Jackson was his name. Pretty much every night, just after eating his dinner, he would have some quality time with himself. Licking was just foreplay. Jackson was slim and flexible enough to give himself a full-fledged blowjob. And he was fixed.

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Finally, can someone tell me how to link threads in a posting?
You type untill you're ready for the word you want to hyperlink, then you click on the little earth icon (the sideways figure 8 just below it is supposed to represent chain links, I believe). A pop-up window arrives, asking you for the text of the word(s) you'd like to hyperlink, then a second pop-up arrives asking you for the url of the site you want to link to. Each page of a thread has its own url, so you just have to find the thread you want to link and copy and paste that url. The appropriate code and text then shows up in your composition window.
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:04 PM
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As they say, it is a dog eat dog world...
Definitely. Both of my dogs like to lick themselves, but their real preference is to curl up together and lick each other - and if that isn't 'dog eat dog' I don't know what is!! My friend brought her little dog to visit once when she was on heat, and my two dogs were immediately onto her - one at either end. She was overwhelmed by their passion, to say the least - and my friend and I just fell about laughing.

My previous dog was a raging 'Queen' though - he had no time at all for female dogs - even when they offered themselves to him - but show him another male and he was verrry happy to climb on board. A friend wanted to take him one year to lead the 'Gay Pride' parade in Belfast.
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:15 PM
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On a related note, see "Is there any reason that semen would be bad for my fish?" for a discussion of the inclination of one of this thread's contributors to f**k his fishtank.
That is pure evil.
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Old 04-07-2004, 02:16 AM
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And all mammals do it? I must voice some skepticism.
Why? All animals know by instinct that masturbation and orgasms are pleasurable. If performing some random Action X causes pleasure, it's not a stretch to say they will try to do it whenever possible.

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I mean, if poor Seabiscut is so hot and bothered, why doesn't he just take care of it himself? Is he even physically capable of such a thing?
I imagine that if he's never done Action X in his life, he might not even know he can masturbate.

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Why masturbate? What's so fun about sex for them?
It's not the sex, it's the orgasm.

There have been experiments conducted where the pleasure centers of a mouse's brain is wired to a push-button in the cage, and pushing the button would give the mouse an orgasmic thrill. The poor things end up starving to death, as they sit by the button and pound it to the exclusion of everything else.
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Old 04-07-2004, 06:12 AM
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There have been experiments conducted where the pleasure centers of a mouse's brain is wired to a push-button in the cage, and pushing the button would give the mouse an orgasmic thrill. The poor things end up starving to death, as they sit by the button and pound it to the exclusion of everything else.
I'm not fond of mice, but this sounds like 'cruel and unusual' punishment to me. You get your poor mouse addicted to sex, and then watch it kill itself with multiple orgasms rather than unhook it from the machine now and then so that it could rest, eat, sleep and gather its strength for the next round of mechanised joy seeking.

What was the purpose of the experiment - to find out how much mice enjoyed sex, or to perfect an electrical orgasm inducer? If it was the latter, can you get your hands on one of those machines for me? Please!
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Old 04-07-2004, 06:50 AM
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...And all mammals do it? I must voice some skepticism. For instance, racehorses: ...Is he even physically capable of such a thing?
Some discussion of the topic from the Equine Behavior Laboratory
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

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...the behavior known within the horse breeding industry as masturbation...involves normal periodic erections and penile movements. This behavior... is now understood as normal, frequent behavior of male equids. Attempting to inhibit or punish masturbation...often leads to increased masturbation and disturbances of normal breeding behavior.
Mares can do it too, though my early morning searches for a good site haven't turned up much. I think part of that is a terminology issue. Where I come from, if your mare "sucks wind", it means she passes air in and out of her vagina, and is often speculated as means of masturbating. Other horse folks refer to sucking wind as an oral cribbing-like stall vice.

Trying to find a site about this leads Google and I into some very unpleasant territory...
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Old 04-07-2004, 06:53 AM
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According to the wikipedia.com article on masturbation.. Masturbation is said to be common in many species of animals, including deer, monkeys, kangaroos, and iguanas, according to some scientific studies. .

but kangaroos have such short arms?
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Old 04-07-2004, 08:23 AM
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TLL suggested that the behavior of dogs laying on their backs and flexing side to side to rub on grass is masturbation behavior. Our pooch, Simon, would do this and usually be sporting wood and a big silly ass grin before he was neutered so I tend to believe it.

FTR his self esteem is just dandy even without prosthetic nuts in his beanbag.
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Old 04-07-2004, 11:44 AM
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I have this small female mutt. When I'm playing with her
Hey, wait....aint you the fella that's been doing the fish?

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...4&page=1&pp=30
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