According to the BBC, Bonobos are not having sex all the time. Joe DeVito was on the show last week, and we talked about an Anderson Cooper episode of 60 Minutes where he talks about Bonobos solving all their problems through copulation. Turns out Bonobos are more like humans than previously believed, and by “more like humans” we mean they too have sex hangups.
The reality is more nuanced. The frequency of copulation in bonobos is not as high as most people assume, she says. “In terms of reproduction they are not more sexually active than chimps.”