Cats look too cute to handle when they knead. There are multiple reasons why they knead. We already covered about almost everything about kneading like what is kneading, why do cats knead, etc. In this article, we will talk about a different and a little rare question that is “why does my cat get aroused while kneading?”
It may sound absurd, but it is true that multiple cat parents especially male cat parents have observed their cat humping while kneading.
Firstly, unneutered male cats knead before mating. It is actually considered as a mating ritual. Even unneutered female cats knead when they are in heat.
Why Does My Cat Get Aroused While Kneading?
If you have a neutered male cat who is still humping or getting aroused while kneading, then keep reading. First of all, you are not alone. There are many pet parents who face this issue.
Most of the times there is no need to worry. The reason why they do is because ‘they are indulging themselves in sexual pleasure.’ It is their sexual behavior. In short, you can say that your neutered male cat is ‘masturbating’ and that is okay.
Be it humans or cats, presence of testes or ovaries is not compulsory to have sexual desires and neutered cats can also feel pleasurable sensations.
The body’s reaction to genital stimulation remains the same irrespective of the presence or absence of sex hormones.
However, the thing that you need to watch out is if they are stressed. If there is any change in their surroundings or in their environment, then you need to observe them closely.
If they are stressed, give them few toys to play with, or some catnip. If the situation is not normal or if your cat is obsessively kneading and humping that he is either hurting himself or you, then it is best to take him to a vet.
Another thing that you should be cautious about is their urination. If this behavior coincided with urinating outside the litter box or urinating more frequently than usual, then there is a possibility of some infection.
If this is the case, it is better to consult a vet and get tests done to be doubly sure.