Data for: The cooperative sex: Sexual interactions among female bonobos are linked to increases in oxytocin, proximity and coalitions

Published: 10 September 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/z7bw5pjp59.1
Liza Moscovice, Martin Surbeck


Raw data used to test four main hypotheses related to sexual interactions, changes in uOT and cooperation among female bonobos, from Moscovice et al., 2019. The sex preference data set tests whether the frequency of sex in feeding contexts is higher for female dyads in comparison with inter-sexual dyads. The post-sex behavior data set tests whether females are more likely to remain in close proximity to female or male partners following sex. The post-sex physiology data set tests whether changes in log uOT from baseline to post-sex samples differ following GG-rubbing vs. copulations. The coalitionary support data set tests whether same-sex or opposite-sex dyads who have more frequent sex also support each other more in coalitions.



Physiology, Animal Behavior, Biological Sciences