Call of the wild: What animal are you most like in the bedroom?

Getting up to monkey business

Three cute fluffy bunnies laying on grass.

Your sexual habits and preferences can say a lot about you. Whether you’re all about the thrill of the chase, you flourish in a committed relationship, or you’re into quick, no-strings-attached encounters, there’s an animal out there that mirrors your bedroom behavior. So are you a romantic? Or more of a man-eater?

Bonobo: the peace-making lover

Bonobos, one of humans’ closest relatives in the animal kingdom, have a lot going for them. Their societies are matriarchal, for one thing, and they also use sex as a way to avoid conflict and strengthen social bonds. If that sounds familiar, welcome to the bonobo club. You’re a lover, not a fighter, seeing sex as an integral part of your relationships as well as a source of pleasure for pleasure’s sake.

Swan: the loyal companion

Swans are known for their often-lifelong monogamous relationships, symbolizing fidelity and deep emotional connection. If emotional intimacy and commitment are key to your sex life, consider yourself a graceful and dignified swan. Go ahead and wrap your neck around your partner’s.

Praying mantis: the one-and-done

If you’re all about the one-night stand, loving ‘em and leaving ‘em, hitting it and quitting it, you may just be a praying mantis. The female praying mantis is notorious for her post-sex head-chomping habit. While we’re not suggesting you’re snacking on your partners, if you’re known for your perfectly honed ghosting game, it’s time to embrace your inner insect. You’re all about the intensity of the moment, but once it’s over, so are the ties that bind.

Rabbit: the energizer lover

Rabbits have a reputation for their sexual enthusiasm, mostly because they mate year-round. If your sex drive is high and you’re ready to go at a moment’s notice, often enjoying multiple rounds in a single session, you might just be a rabbit. You took your vitamins, you’re hydrated, and you’re ready to go. But there’s one way that you not want to be like a rabbit: they have SO. MANY. BABIES. If you want the so much sex part without the other part, we recommend a kind of birth control you don’t have to fuss with too much, like an IUD, an implant, or the shot.

Black widow: the dominant daredevil

If you’re into taking control, setting the pace, and maybe even playing with a bit of danger (consensually and safely, of course—again, we strongly urge you not to eat your sexual partners), then you may just be a black widow. You’re confident in your desires, unafraid to express them, and you might enjoy a bit of role reversal where you call the shots. But unlike the black widow, remember that aftercare is key.

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