Why are we (human) don't have mating season?

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Hello, Chitose wonder chick here again.

As topic says, why human like us don't have mating season like other animal?
what make us special ... or rather different? are our revolution deviate form nature some how?

and other thing, Are there any other animal that don't have mating season like us?

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*English is not my native language, forgive me if I'm wrong in spelling or gamma.
 

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Well, bonobo chimps haven't mating seasons, either. In contrast to the ordinary chimpanzee

That is one of the the reasons why many think we are closer related to the bonobos than to the ordinary chimp.

Another unique feature shared by bonobos and humans is face-to-face copulation ( in addition to the doggy-style copulation shared with the rest of the primate group.)

Now, as for an explanation of the phenomenon:
Many tensions will build up within a group of animals, for example competition over a treasure trove of food.
Among bonobos, sex is used to reduce the tension level, as an alternate form of anger management than growling, threats and the use of physical force.

Thus, the "mating" season has been fully expanded, in order to maximize this tension-reducing effect.
 
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