Not Just Rape. The Woman Who Had Consensual Dolphin Sex.

Is Dolphin Sex Becoming Normal?

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We’ve already (proudly) covered the topic of dolphin rape here at Ask Men Answers, but it appears that there’s another kettle of fish (yeah…) here that might surprise you:

People have consensual, intentional sex with dolphins. Dolphin sex is real.

Enter the story of Margaret Howe Lovatt, a researcher who, half a century ago, got close with dolphins. Very close with dolphins.

Lovatt was working at a NASA funded lab in St. Thomas in the Carribbean. The laboratory, run by famous neuroscientist John Lilly, was observing three dolphins in pseudo-captivity: Peter, Pamela and Sissy.

Their main objective in the studies was to gauge the animal’s ability to communicate with humans. Lovatt quickly found that they could communicate, alright.

She began working with Peter every day, trying to teach him human words and establish a verbal communication link between them. However, Peter, being a rambunctious young adolescent, found another way to engage with his teacher.

“He would rub himself on my foot, on my hand, or…wherever. I allowed that, as long as it wasn’t too rough.”

At the beginning, Lovatt did nothing to promote the behavior, taking what I call the Early-Season-5-Skyler approach.

That is, she handled it similarly to what Skyler in Breaking Bad does when Walt greases his way into her bed: she allows it, but does nothing to engage it, nor reject it.

Eventually, though, she began to get involved.

She would originally send Peter up an elevator to interact with the two female dolphins. Yet Lovatt didn’t have much time for that nonsense. She had to teach this damn dolphin how to speak! Now!

So she decided that she would “help” Peter along, if you will. Anything for science. Anything for progress.

She needed him to focus on the lessons at hand, so she began to “relieve his desires herself.”

That is, Peter accomplished something that all of us dreamed of as kids: getting a handie from your teacher. He also accomplished something that we never dreamed about as kids: getting a handie from another species.

Lovatt, now 97, is pragmatic about the whole thing. Hell, it was simply “easier to…incorporate…that,” she says, rather than let Peter lose with the girls for a whole day.

Which makes sense. We only have a limited number of hours in the day, right? And when your goal is to teach an animal that is incapable of producing speech to do that exact thing, then what’s a couple of old-fashioned’s here and there?

She refers to the dolphin sex as “scratching an itch,” which frankly, if it was that easy, would save me a ton of time, and would make my hourly masturbatory explorations much easier to explain. “Got to slip in the bathroom for a second, got to scratch an itch.”

On the plus side, she never went for the full Montell Williams with Peter, as far as we know. Which I guess mollifies my concerns a little bit.

That’s unlike classic animal-lover, psychedelic enthusiast, Malcolm Brenner, who is far, far worse than the woman who petered Peter’s peter.

This guy not only had dolphin sex for almost a year at a 70s theme park (there’s a sentence I thought I’d never write), but decided to write a book detailing the exploits, complete with FAQs discussing the specific mating processes between a human and a dolpin.

Malcolm Brenner is a certified weirdo – the majority of his novel consists of how beautiful and liberating it was to have sex with his dolphin lover. He’s a staunch bestiality advocate(shocker, that.), a Wiccan and, almost necessarily, a militant peyote enthusiast.

So when you compare the two, maybe we can give Lovatt a pass. Not all dolphin sex is created equal.

After all, she was just scratching an itch.

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