Mating Ritual Quotes

Quotes tagged as "mating-ritual" (showing 1-9 of 9)
Oliver Markus
“We want to look desirable. We want others to want to mate with us. No different than a colorful peacock. When girls dress up for their night out at the club, they are doing what all animals do when they try to make themselves desirable for a potential mate. That's the whole point behind the fashion, perfume, cosmetics, diet, and plastic surgery industries.”
Oliver Markus, Why Men And Women Can't Be Friends

Oliver Markus
“The red lipstick? It's supposed to signal fertility and readiness to mate. Just like the swollen red butt of a baboon. That tight-fitting little dress that shows off your curves? From the standpoint of evolutionary biology, big breasts represent a healthy mate who can feed a lot of offspring. That's why men are programmed to like big tits. When you show off your curves, what you're really doing is advertising to the whole world: "Look at me! I'm a healthy female! I'd be a perfect mate! Come mount me!”
Oliver Markus, Why Men And Women Can't Be Friends

A.J. Young
“I hated being imprisoned in my own home, my wolf hated it.”
A.J. Young

Abhijit Naskar
“The lessons of relationship that our primordial ancestors learned are deeply encoded in the genetics of our neurobiological circuits of love. They are present from the moment we are born and activated at puberty by the cocktail of neurochemicals. It’s an elegant synchronized system. At first our brain weighs a potential partner, and if the person fits our ancestral wish list, we get a spike in the release of sex chemicals that makes us dizzy with a rush of unavoidable infatuation. It’s the first step down the primeval path of pair-bonding.”
Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

Mercy Brown
“Are they always like that?"

"Yes," Joey says. "Unless they're cursing each other out, but I think that's just part of their mating ritual or foreplay or whatever.”
Mercy Brown, Stay Until We Break

Joe Pitkin
“Human material culture - the buildings and roads and works that would strike any human as an obvious sign of intelligence - had for years seemed like part of an elaborate mating ritual to the starlings, useless and flamboyant as the peacock's tail.”
Joe Pitkin, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, June 2012

Jared Diamond
“Sex in social mammals is generally carried out in public, before the gazes of other members of the troop.”
Jared Diamond, Why Is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality

Jared Diamond
“big-bang reproduction, or semelparity: a single reproductive effort, followed by preprogrammed death.”
Jared Diamond, Why Is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality

“Okay, well, on Borelletrox V, the males are kept completely isolated from all images of the female until Binding Day and the females are, erm, let's just say they’ve' got a lot of--”
Jackson Lanzing, Joyride Vol. 2