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Copulating

Overview and Meaning

Copulating is a sexual behavior that occurs toward the end of the behavior sequence. Following copulation the male will dismount the female and begin post copulatory grooming.

Description

Once a male has successfully mounted a receptive female's hindquarters, he will continue performing palpitations and pelvic thrusts until he ejaculates.

Classification

Sexual Behaviors

Contexts

Reproduction

Variants

None

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