Not So Cute: Dolphin Gang-Rape

We humans love to get close to these clever, cute and cuddly sea-creatures, but do you know how they treat their women in the world of dolphin debauchery? Do you really want to?

Ever since Flipper appeared on our screens we’ve known dolphins to be highly intelligent, social creatures with an advanced communication system and the tendency to help humans when in trouble. Many of us have seen them performing tricks in captivity or watched them on television displaying the same manoeuvres in the wild. Some of us (including myself) have even been lucky enough to swim with one. But how many of us are aware of their slightly less courteous behaviour?

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Dolphins have a dark side, too…

Researchers have been studying the sexual behaviour of dolphins intensely for the last decade, after it was discovered they not only partake in homosexual activity (read more HERE), but also gang-rape and kidnap females who don’t reciprocate their sexual advances.

Image via Wikipedia

In order to coerce the reluctant females, males form groups of two or three – often remaining together in their search for sexual gratification for well over a decade. When they find a suitable female they literally force her to mate with one or more of the group, and have even been known to herd their unwilling consorts for months at a time, basically using them as their personal sex-slaves.

Although dolphins are not alone in the animal world of gang-rapists, research suggests they’ve the perfected the art to a degree unseen in any other species, and it seems they don’t limit their advances to their female partners, either: there are several reports claiming divers and swimmers have also been accosted.

Studies would suggest the behaviour is likely to be undertaken for reasons of pleasure as much as reproduction, as dolphins are known to enjoy sexual activity in cases when reproduction would be physically impossible.

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37 Responses to “Not So Cute: Dolphin Gang-Rape”
  1. Themax Says...

    On November 14, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    cute cute dolphins, I love them and also nice article,Thanks for sharing :)

  2. willie wondka Says...

    On November 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    i know male ducks do this, a gang of males will gang rape the poor duck and leave her on her own to bring the young up, while some males are like gentlemen, they breed and stick by the female and protect his young.

  3. Hansika Says...

    On November 14, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    thanks for the share

  4. cutedrishti8 Says...

    On November 15, 2009 at 9:21 am

    A nice researched information..

  5. alec Says...

    On January 3, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Gang Rape: 3 out of 4 dolphins love it!

  6. Dolphin Lundgrin Says...

    On January 3, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I’m hard.

  7. Tabbi Austin Says...

    On January 11, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Let me ask u this… If Shaq showed up @ ur doorstep with a dolphin and said “choose the one of us to rape u or we’re both raping u” wich one would u choose???

  8. Jake Says...

    On January 30, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I’d pick Shaq, a dolphin ejaculates with enough force to kill a human being. Not to mention the 2 foot long thrusting boner.

  9. Chuck Says...

    On January 30, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    This is a pretty ridiculous article. You are applying our moral compass to animals, which makes no sense. I am sure other animals do this – it doesn’t make it right, but doesn’t make it wrong. They are animals – they don’t have a sense of right and wrong like humans – they just act. Do we say the tiger is cruel when it sinks its teeth into the neck of an antelope?

  10. Tabbi Says...

    On February 1, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    does a dolphin really have that much force or r u making crap up? If it’s the truth that is 1 hell of a boner!!! (i would pick shaq too because i feel i would b too emotionally scared form being raped by an animal i concidered intelligent and friendly)

  11. Jethro Corleone Says...

    On February 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    To Chuck:

    This is not a ridiculous article. Morons insist on idealizing dolphins, implying that they are somehow better than humans and that we should be more like them. This article blows such imbecilic notions out of the water.

  12. chris Says...

    On March 2, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    actually all of this information is correct i work with dolphins at sea world in orlando, FL

  13. std's rocked my world Says...

    On June 8, 2010 at 11:27 am


  14. std\'s rocked my world Says...

    On June 8, 2010 at 11:28 am


  15. Magic Quill Says...

    On September 13, 2010 at 10:42 am

    very interesting. I hope i dont get reincarnated as a female dolphin! and i might think twice about that dolphin tattoo!!

  16. Arthur Dent Says...

    On October 6, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Aww, they think they’re people!

  17. BluSphere Says...

    On October 27, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I’ve heard of this before. It is said that humans and dolphins are the only creatures who have sex for the fun/pleasure. That’s pretty funny. However, I’m sure there’s some dirty dogs and monkeys out there who has got a lot of fun too!


  18. Nadiem Says...

    On October 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    hahaha nice one!

  19. HumzaI Says...

    On December 8, 2010 at 3:28 am

    So the inhumane behaviour of us humans did not even spare these dolphins from being affected!

    thanks for the share

  20. SharifaMcFarlane Says...

    On December 8, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Well if they’re ganging up on a female and taking turns, obviously that’s for their own pleasure. Isn’t the natural tendency more to compete, if it’s for reproduction only?

  21. ur guide Says...

    On December 19, 2010 at 12:33 am

    Interesting read

  22. Mileena R. Says...

    On February 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Wow, I will never look at dolphins the same! I never realized how horny animals really are.

  23. Google it Says...

    On April 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    dolphins have raped female humans too. google it. one woman was never found. theres also plenty of videos out there of dolphins literally getting “nosey” and sniffing human genitalia relentlessly. i say kill them all

  24. faidzinn Says...

    On November 19, 2011 at 1:15 am

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  25. Anonymous Says...

    On January 28, 2012 at 2:50 am

    “Image from Wikipedia”…Really? You’re not even going to find the source? That really makes me question the validity of this whole article.

  26. nicole Says...

    On January 28, 2012 at 8:15 am

    One question. Why does homosexuality show up under dolphins have a dark side? since when can you compare this shit to gang raping?

  27. 1Arjun Says...

    On January 29, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Oh! This is very interesting. Never thought such cute creatures could have such a side to them.

  28. Sophia Says...

    On March 18, 2012 at 2:12 am

    I agree. How can homosexuality be considered “dark” and even be compared to rape!

  29. Grom Says...

    On April 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    poor dolphins getting retarded by the polluted sea

  30. dumbButt Says...

    On May 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    lol whats next dolphin sex offender registry

  31. stacy Says...

    On May 1, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    da fuq LOL

  32. Steve Says...

    On July 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    some ppl are just too damn gullible!

  33. Brian of Nazareth Says...

    On July 23, 2012 at 5:46 am

    I came. :-)

  34. meka Says...

    On August 30, 2012 at 10:04 am

    because sophia they are sayin that the male dolphins attack and have sex with other male dolphins, its not just the females they gang rape they do the same thing to the male dolphins. read thge artical on msnbc where the 7 dolphins scared 1 young male out of the ocean and are staying in the area waiting for thim to leave and when he did leave they chased him back in. the group of male rapist dolphins will stock there prey for months and keep you for months when they get ahold of you.

  35. B Says...

    On October 4, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Ooook this is dumb. Why? Because everything on the internet is true.(that\\\’s sarcasm btw) And the guy who works at sea world with dolphins. Do u clean the tank? Are you a marine biologist? This is why America is is literally no longer ranked within the top ten of most educated in the world. They are animals. There are hierarchy\\\’s within pods and all species. When people say it\\\’s a jungle out there its literally referring to how animalistic everything on this planet is. Why because animals do not have a consciousness about there acts or morals to gage what is right or wrong. And this last guy. Dolphins dont get on the internet. Is anyone on here a marine bilogist that specializes in dolphins. Im gonna say no. And lastly none of these articals are from a university or Nat geo or discovery. which means to me its all hogwash.

  36. Chris Says...

    On October 5, 2012 at 7:29 am

    They Do Not hang rape females, while it might seem like doling hairs they harass her until she mates with one of them or more. Sounds kinds like bar maggot men, except they’re animals. The articles also ssy nothing about homosexual activity, they say that makes will mount others of the same sex to establish dominance, something even dogs do, it’s non-sexual there are no organs involved. Study some animal psychology one day and get enlightened before writing a pseudo-scientific article dip-hole. This crap makes me sick, and there is not one worldwide article in a legitimate paper with a recorded dolphin on human rape!!!

  37. Ray Says...

    On October 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    If you think harrassing someone until they have sex with you isn’t rape, please stay away from all women. Forever. Or men, if that’s what you’re into.

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