Exhibition on sexual diversity in the animal world

https://www.nationalgeographic.es/animales/estos-peces-hermafroditas-cambian-de-sexo-hasta-20-veces-al-dia Exhibition on sexual diversity in the animal world

An exhibition at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Barcelona explores the variety of affective-sexual relationships of species

El Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona proposes a journey through the sexual diversity of the animal world in An LGTBI+ Look at Planeta Vida. The sample analyzes from a perspective LGTBIQA + the museum's permanent collection and distances itself from the stereotypes and imposed social precepts of the human being. And it is that the animals live with affective naturalness, sexual and gender.

Through 12 panels, the exhibition invites us to reflect on this sexual diversity in the animal world: How many sexes are there? What is hermaphroditism? What is intersex? Is more than one individual necessary to reproduce? What is sexual orientation? How do animals show interest in others? dohow animals mate? The sexual intercourse do they always focus on reproduction? doWhat is a family? What is gender?

https://www.nationalgeographic.es/animales/estos-peces-hermafroditas-cambian-de-sexo-hasta-20-veces-al-diaAs it happens with human beings, animals can have emotional and sexual behaviors with individuals of the same sex or with individuals of another sex; as well as showing genders other than their biological sex. In fact, sexual relations, whatever the sex of their participants, not only serve to reproduce, but also have other functions, such as group cohesion.

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Taking into account the diversity in the sexual orientation of animals, it is common for there to be individuals who relate to each other in structures of couples and diverse families, for example forming families with members of the same sex, as well as trios, communal families, etc.

Animal species can have one, two or more sexes, that is, sets of biological characteristics related to reproduction. There are hermaphrodite species, where there are individuals "with more than one sex" or where it can vary. And there are also species with intersex individuals, who have sexual characteristics of both “majority” sexes.


Sources: Museum of Natural Sciences of BarcelonaEl País

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