Sex & Relationships

Surprise! Watching Porn Gets Pandas in the Mood to Mate

It appears porn isn’t only an aphrodisiac for us humans.

Aside from the fact we are both mammals, it seems humans and pandas now have one more thing in common: enjoying porn.  A picture from Time’s, “Most Surprising Photos of 2013” taken earlier this year, reveals that pandas watch pornography and it gets them in the mood too.

The adorable photograph, shows Ke Lin, a 5-year-old female giant panda leisurely watching a panda mating video, after she kept rejecting her mate, Yongyong. 

Though pandas usually know what ‘panda sex’ looks like, Ke Lin, who was described as ‘clueless and unenthusiastic” hadn’t been able to witness the real deal while in the research facility.

Researchers at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China had tried everything to get the pandas to mate from special "sexercise" classes to supplying them with Viagra, The Independent  reported in March.

Eventually, researchers came up with the idea that they would show the couple footage of pandas lustily mating in the wild, moving a TV next to Ke Lin’s closure and looping footage.

Surprisingly, Ke Lin took great interest in watching and soon enough she was hot to trot, and the pandas were able to mate successfully.

It looks like porn may be natural after all…and cute and cuddly too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jodie Gummow is a senior fellow and staff writer at AlterNet.

 

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