Now, this is a question that a cat lover may ask themselves after seeing a dominant male “take over” another male OR a female cat completely disregarding males. This article is not meant to offend anyone, so please do not take it that way. I will simply be giving the answer and explaining why. So, can a cat be gay?

The short answer is no, a cat cannot be gay.
The more complex answer is “not exactly“.

Exception to Laws of Nature

When viewing homosexual acts and even cannibalism in felines, they can be viewed as exceptions to normal behavior. There is a difference in exceptional behavior and instinct. When a cat appears to or even takes on homosexual behavior, it is not out of their genetic instincts but rather things they simply are doing. Confused? When a monkey throws its poop it is not out of instinct but merely an action it chooses to do. Outside events cause this to happen, not internal instincts. Homosexual humans say they are “born this way” and I am not disagreeing but this also further proves how different sex can be between animals and humans.

Instincts and Survival

A cat’s instincts are not based on physical laws that govern the physical world. All living beings can adapt and change to any given circumstance with a set amount of time. Cats respond to internal and/or external stimuli. A good example is that not all cats hate water. Given the circumstances, be it for food or weather, a cat will learn to accept swimming and being in water as a means to survive. The fear (internal) and sight (external) of water are overturned and the cat adapts as a motive of survival.

Censorial Perception

A cat’s mental process is only censorial in that it is limited to sound, smell, touch, taste, and vision. They lack the precision and clarity that a humans intellectual perception has. A cat will confuse one sensation with another or one object with another. A male cat may confuse a neutered male cat for a female as the strong natural scent of the male urine is not present. An animals instincts are intertwined with its nature. Changes in the environment can greatly change an animal’s natural receptors such as other images or perceptions and/or memories can act as a new change in the environment affecting the animal’s natural behavior. The conflict between two or more instincts is likely to override the animals original impulse.

Intellectual Choice

So how does this prove cats can’t be homosexuals? In man, when two instinctive reactions collide, the intellect determines the best choice to follow out and the will then dismisses one instinct while encouraging the other. Cats will see two instinctive impulses around one problem and because they lack our kind of will and problem solving, they will choose the one that is favored by the current circumstance or environment. They base their instinctive impulse purely on survival, not a choice of intellect as humans do. Sometimes these internal or external stimuli affecting a cat’s instinctive impulses result in parents killing their offspring, cannibalism, and homosexual acts.

Thinking cat
Cats act on instinct, not making intellectual decisions

Our Perception Doesn’t Change the Laws of Nature

Homosexuality in animals can be explained as to how “we think” we perceive it. To human eyes, a male dog mounting another male dog can be seen as “homosexuality” when in reality they do this to express dominance. When two male animals or two female animals engage sexually it is a demonstration of power, not sex, or it is simply an instinctive impulse bent toward survival or, confusion from the clashing of two senses. What we as humans fail to understand is that an animal’s instincts are geared toward reproduction and survival, nothing more. Although homosexual behavior is very common in the animal world, it is unheard of that animals have the desire to continually partake in homosexual behavior for very long. To say a cat can be gay by instinctual choice and compare this to human homosexuality, we would then have to say humans too have this choice. It is in misunderstanding that people try to compare human and animal behaviors as if the two were the same. The laws of human behavior vs animal behavior are entirely different in nature.

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You seem well-informed, so let me ask you… It is said that (especially with dogs) pets can be influenced by their owners’ habbits/ behaviour… Does that mean that a cat could be stimulated towards homosexuality if, say, it was exposed to homosexual images? Would its owner being gay affect the matter in any way?

xxGolde
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xxGolde

Im glad some people understand animals aren’t homosexual. I sort of disagree that animals aren’t like humans though , but I do agree that most of their lives are just based on survival. Thank you for making this article , it helped alot.

Luke
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Luke
It’s strange but I kind of agree with this article, and I’m gay. Animals I think just aren’t capable of experiencing relationships and attraction in the sophisticated way that humans experience it, and like you say, animals such as cats are more instinctual. They have a need to survive to a point where they eventually mate, and house cats, despite being domesticated, haven’t evolved past the need to survive and reproduce like humans have. Yes they have behaviors and personalities that make them exceptional as animals, but that doesn’t make them human. Humans are on another level as far as social interaction and romantic relationships are concerned. A lot of primal and instinctual rituals are somewhat similar in courting a mate, but the dynamics into how and why we choose a certain mate are vastly different. So can cats be gay (at least as far as to say that cats… Read more »
Paul Hooson
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Paul Hooson

I think this feature really sells the intelligence of cats very short. Their ability to love humans is very complex. – I had as many as six cats at one time, and despite an available female two male cats seemed to pair off and engage sexually as well. Their friendship bond and sexual play was their own choice and made the pair unique in my eyes. – It is some of the human readers who are short-sighted if they think anything less of any cat that follows their own free choices of pairing and play.

Ella Rodenbaugh
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Ella Rodenbaugh

I have 2 male cats who we have always said are gay, because they hump eachother, lick eacthother, and always sleep together. Now I’m thinking it’s probably the thing you said that they’re probably confusing eachother for females, as they are both neutered.

Seagull Jarlinator
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Seagull Jarlinator

retarded post, my parents have 3 cats (two males, one female) the males are clearly in a gay relationship (i have stumbled upon them doiny theyre buisniss) your artical is unresearched and biased. it wouls be funny to find the company owning that stock photo and report it to them so this shitty, unresearched and biased artical off the net.
(im no feminist and im not triggered but i find people that write unresearched articals are a waste of time… but please come with your “you are triggered” and “just accept the facts” comments, i find them hilarious 😉 )

Ella Rodenbaugh
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Ella Rodenbaugh

I also have 3 cats, all male, and a male do as well. 2 of my cats are clearly in a sexual relationship, and I have also stumbled upon them getting it on. They sleep together, clean eachother, and hump eachother. I definitly think cats can be gay, and I agree that this article is completely unresearched. Oh, and my other male cat is in some kind of relationship with my dog, and my 2 gay cats are treatng him as an outcast. I’m not sure if my dag and my cat are in a gay relationship, or if they’re just friends. But my cats are gay as fuck.

Kaitlin-May Messier
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Kaitlin-May Messier

So my boy Mr.Cat is fixed (got him done at five months old) doesn’t’ spray, great boy he’s now going on two years old, But the asshole who is strictly an indoor cat, tries to get loose cause there this big old tom cat hanging around and spraying my house, well the one time he got loose he made friends with this cat they talk to each other through the windows and i seen some strange behaviour between the two my cat isnt a fighter so i was worried this unfixed cat was going o beat the crap outta him but nope didn’t happened my cat even tried to get this other cat in the house!! Like can someone explain this cause i’ve never heard or seen this before!

Gabby
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Gabby

Thank god a normal person who explains that cat’s are not gay how humans want to force it I admire you and I want you as a friend so we can put people in there place together.

Ben Dover
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Ben Dover

Dear God shut up Gabby! Nobody is forcing anything. Cats are way too complex, especially for you to understand.

moira walleck
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moira walleck

Okay I have a female cat and she’s the only one not fixed out of the three, and she also is the only one that goes up to my other female cats, and licks their butts. so I guess what I’m asking is what is she doing and is this normal?

AfiQah Saffry Mj
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AfiQah Saffry Mj

i haven’t neutered my cats, yet this one dominate cat always and always and always doing that homosexual thing (more than 3 times a day). how can u explain this? i can see with my own eyes his penis on his brother… hmm hmmm hmmm

Ted
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Ted

This is such a poor article. It’s as if you rewrote the entire thing. Oh, and btw, the image posted is copyright infringement.

Catlover
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Catlover

….say wahhhh?

Sunny
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Sunny

I can’t Believe that cats are gay. but you article was Great and fun to read this.

Robert Prummel
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Robert Prummel

I know of cats and dogs that only have sex with their own gender. An exclusive attraction to their own gender is often seen in male sheep. These animals have a brain with the same characteristics as the brains of gay men. The Dutch prof. Dr. Dick Swaab has published articles and a book about these phenomena.

Sandi
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Sandi

My 2 spayed females are in love. Both girls grew up in a shelter till 5 years old. They both were abused terribly. THEY NEVER had any thing but abuse and until the shelter any care.
They are not biological sisters. They are unseparable. They groom and cuddle and are virtually inseparable. They are indoor girls and get lots of love but I find they hate male cats to a point of danger Had a friend over twice with a male and one the dominant one almost ripped him apart and he was twice as large. They don’t mind dogs but cannot tolerate male cats Any idea of what to do if I travel or have to leave them
SANDI WHITE ROCK BC

Mark McSorley
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Mark McSorley

They just got a bond , but sexuel.

Heather
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Heather

Hi, how about you don’t use comics from authors without proper attribution/linking/credit? Pretty sure that’s from the oatmeal…

Lily
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Lily

If its only to show domination then how come my cat now act so girly and cute whenever the other comes around @[email protected]

Zare
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Zare

Well, I’m just curious about something. You see, the other day, I was petting my cat Louis, who’s a male, and there’s plenty of females out at my house, and one of them is/was in heat, and while his brother Tonto ran over and tried to mate with her, Louis didn’t even move, it was almost as if he didn’t care that she is/was in heat. His brother did, but he just stayed by me, even when I stopped petting him. That just has me curious as to why that is since when a female’s in heat, usually all the males going running to try and mate her. This also happened when another one of the females was in heat. His other brother Swipper kept going after he but Louis wanted no part in it. Any ideas why?

Lexis
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Lexis

I have these two cats, Stubby and Tigger, who are gay as HELL for each other. It’s like a fangirl’s OTP come cannon. They’re both neutered, but Stubby still likes to hump literally every cat he comes across. Including Tigger. Very often. Stubby’s made of pure muscle, like some football player, and Tigger is lanky and dorky. They’re such a cute couple.

alexandra
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alexandra

yes, cats are gay as hell

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