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Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia and necrolagnia, is the sexual attraction to corpses. It is classified as a paraphilia by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. The word is artificially derived from Ancient Greek: νεκρός (nekros; "corpse," or "dead") and φιλία (philia; "love"). The term appears[1] to have originated from Krafft-Ebing's 1886 work Psychopathia Sexualis.[2] Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... This article is about human sexual perceptions. ... Look up paraphilia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association, is the handbook used most often in diagnosing mental disorders in the United States and other countries. ... Due to the epidemic of medical errors, readers are cautioned to be aware that the American Psychiatric Association isnt immune to this. ... Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing with his wife Marie Luise Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing[1] (August 14, 1840 – December 22, 1902) was an Austro-German psychiatrist who wrote Psychopathia Sexualis (1886), a famous study of sexual perversity, and remains well-known for his coinage of the term sadism (after... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing. ...

Rosman and Resnick (1989) reviewed information from 34 cases of necrophilia describing the individuals' motivations for their behaviors: these individuals reported the desire to possess an unresisting and unrejecting partner (68%), reunions with a romantic partner (21%), sexual attraction to corpses (15%), comfort or overcoming feelings of isolation (15%), or seeking self-esteem by expressing power over a homicide victim (12%).[3]



Necrophilia was practiced in some ancient cultures as a spiritual means of communicating with the dead, while others employed it as an attempt to revive the recently departed. The evidence of necrophilia practices can be found in the artifacts of the Moche civilization of South America, where pottery depicting skeletal figures engaged in coitus with living humans are among the ruins.[citation needed] Even in ancient Egypt, there is record of the treatment of the bodies of young women that were set out to rot for a few days before being delivered to embalmers. This practice was born from the need to discourage the men performing the funerary customs from having sexual interest in their charges. Herodotus writes[4] in The Histories that, to discourage intercourse with a corpse, Ancient Egyptians left deceased beautiful women to decay for "three or four days" before giving them to the embalmers.[5][6] The Moche civilization (alternately, the Mochica culture, Early Chimu, Pre-Chimu, Proto-Chimu, etc. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... A pair of lions copulating in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. ... Herodotus of Halicarnassus (Greek: Hēródotos Halikarnāsseús) was a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC (c. ... The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. ... Embalming, in most modern cultures, is the art and science of temporarily preserving human remains to forestall decomposition and make it suitable for display at a funeral. ...

In some societies the practice was enacted owing to a belief that the soul of an unmarried woman would not find peace; among the Kachin of Myanmar and the Nambudri of India, versions of a marriage ceremony were held to lay a dead virgin to rest, which would involve intercourse with the corpse. Similar practices obtained in some pre-modern Central European societies when a woman who was engaged to be married died before the wedding.[7] The Jingpo or Kachin people (Chinese: 景颇族 Jǐngpōzú; own names: Jingpo, Tsaiva, Lechi) are an ethnic group who largely inhabit northern Myanmar (Kachin State). ...


In 1958, Klaf and Brown[6] commented that, although rarely described, necrophilic fantasies may occur more often than is generally supposed. See fantasy for an account of the literary genre involving the development of common or popular fantasies. ...

Rosman and Resnick[8] (1989) theorized that either of the following situations could be antecedents to necrophilia (pp. 161):

  1. The necrophile develops poor self-esteem, perhaps due in part to a significant loss;
    (a) He (usually male) is very fearful of rejection by women and he desires a sexual partner who is incapable of rejecting him; and/or
    (b) He is fearful of the dead, and transforms his fear — by means of reaction formation — into a desire.
  2. He develops an exciting fantasy of sex with a corpse, sometimes after exposure to a corpse.

The authors also reported that, of their sample of 'necrophiliacs,' 68 percent were motivated by a desire for an unresisting and unrejecting partner; 21 percent by a want for reunion with a lost partner; 15 percent by sexual attraction to dead people; 15 percent by a desire for comfort or to overcome feelings of isolation; and 12 percent by a desire to remedy low self-esteem by expressing power over a corpse (pp. 159). In psychology, self-esteem or self-worth is a persons self-image at an emotional level; circumventing reason and logic. ... In Sigmund Freuds psychoanalytic theory, reaction formation is a defense mechanism in which anxiety-producing or unacceptable emotions are replaced by their direct opposites. ...

At the end of their own report, Rosman and Resnick wrote that their study should only be used like a spring-board for further, more in depth, research.

Minor modern researches conducted in England have shown that some necrophiles tend to choose a dead mate after failing to create romantic attachments with the living[citation needed]. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

Character orientation in western society

For psychologist/philosopher Erich Fromm, necrophilia is a character orientation which is not necessarily sexual. It is expressed in an attraction to that which is dead or totally controlled. At the extreme, it results in destructiveness and a hatred of life. Erich Fromm Erich Pinchas Fromm (March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980) was an internationally renowned Jewish-German-American social psychologist, psychoanalyst, and humanistic philosopher. ...

For Fromm, necrophilia is the opposite of biophilia. Unlike Freud's death instinct, it is not biologically determined but results from upbringing. Fromm believed that the lack of love in the western society and the attraction to mechanistic control leads to necrophilia. Other factors include; the impact of modern weapon systems, idolotry of technology, and the treatment of people as things in bureaucracy.[9][10] Edward O. Wilson introduced and popularized the biophilia hypothesis in his book entitled Biophilia (Harvard University Press, 1984). ... Sigmund Freud (IPA: ), born Sigismund Schlomo Freud (May 6, 1856 – September 23, 1939), was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. ... This article is about the sociological concept. ...


Main article: Davian behavior

Necrophilia is not unknown in animals, with a number of confirmed observations.[11] Kees Moeliker allegedly made one of these observations while he was sitting in his office at the Natuurmuseum Rotterdam, when he heard the distinctive thud of a bird hitting the glass facade of the building. Upon inspection, he discovered a drake mallard lying dead about two meters from the building. Next to the downed bird there was a second drake mallard standing close by. As Moeliker observed the couple, the living drake picked at the corpse of the dead one for a few minutes and then mounted the corpse and began copulating with it. The act of necrophilia lasted for about 75 minutes, in which time, according to Moeliker, the living drake took two short breaks before resuming with copulating behavior. Moeliker surmised that at the time of the collision with the window the two mallards were engaged in a common motif in duck behavior which is called rape flight. "When one died the other one just went for it and didn't get any negative feedback -- well, didn't get any feedback," according to Moeliker.[12][13] This is the first recorded case of necrophilia in the mallard duck- though not the only recorded case of homosexuality within the bird family.[14] There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... In literature, a motif is any recurring element that has symbolic significance. ... Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Oxyurinae Anatinae Aythyinae Merginae Duck is the common name for a number of species in the Anatidae family of birds. ... Animal sexual behavior takes many different forms, even within the same species. ... This article is about the Mallard duck. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...

In the case of a praying mantis, necrophilia could be said to be part of their methods of reproduction. The larger female will often decapitate or even eat her mate during copulation.[15] A praying mantis, or praying mantid, is the common name for an insect of the order Mantodea. ... For other uses, see Reproduction (disambiguation) Reproduction is the biological process by which new individual organisms are produced. ...


Consensuality issue

Although obtaining consent is not usually considered a prerequisite for activity with non-living material, sexual activity with a human corpse is considered to be taboo and frequently labelled as abuse to the deceased persons, based on the presumption that the person would not have consented to the act while alive, and that it would thus constitute a profound disrespect for their remains to be treated in a way other than their assumed wishes.[citation needed] This article is about cultural prohibitions in general; for other uses, see Taboo (disambiguation). ...

Although virtually all human societies condemn sexual activity with the dead as a form of symbolic disrespect,[citation needed] several groups, individuals, and publications have pushed for the legalization of necrophilic acts. "The NecroErotic," for example, lists 9 "Necrophilic Principles," which argue that "... necrophiliacs have as much right to engage in their orgasmic release of choice as do 'normal' [living] couples," and that "all 'rights' cease the moment a person draws their last breath."[16] Young people interacting within an ethnically diverse society. ... An orgasm (sexual climax) is the conclusion of the plateau phase of the sexual response cycle, and may be experienced by both males and females. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ...



Section 297 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) entitled "Trespassing on burial places, etc", states as follows:[17]

Whoever, with the intention of wounding the feelings of any person, or of insulting the religion of any person, or with the knowledge that the feelings of any person are likely to be wounded, or that the religion of any person is likely to be insulted thereby, commits any trespass in any place of worship or on any place of sculpture, or any place set apart from the performance of funeral rites or as a depository for the remains of the dead, or offers any indignity to any human corpse, or causes disturbance to any persons assembled for the performance of funeral ceremonies, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both. Underwater funeral in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea A funeral is a ceremony marking a persons death. ...

Although Necrophilia is not explicitly stated in IPC, a necrophiliac may be convicted under the above section in the Indian Penal Code. There have been several allegations by relatives of dead women, that the dead bodies of their kin were defiled in the night by mortuary attendants, but none have been proved. The possibility of such an act taking place on a regular basis is not impossible to imagine.

In some cases, where a woman was alleged to have been raped and murdered and the autopsy surgeon failed to find any signs of rape, the relatives have approached the authorities for a second postmortem. The second postmortem is invariably conducted at a different hospital, often necessitating the deposit of the body overnight at the mortuary of the second hospital. In cases where the second autopsy surgeon finds signs of rape, the defendants have been known to allege that the dead body was defiled by drunk mortuary attendants at night. None of such allegations have been proved in a court of law, however. This article is about the medical procedure. ...

United Kingdom

Sexual penetration with a corpse was made illegal under the Sexual Offences Act 2003. The Government is also considering criminalising possession of depictions of necrophilia. This is defined as depictions of "sexual interference with a human corpse" (as opposed to only penetration), and would cover "depictions which appear to be real acts" as well as actual scenes (see also extreme pornography). The Sexual Offences Act 2003 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, passed in 2003. ... Extreme Pornography is a term introduced by the UK Government to refer to pornography depicting acts of serious violence, necrophilia or bestiality. ...

United States

As of May 2006, there is no federal legislation specifically barring sex with a corpse.[18] Multiple states have their own laws: May 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → May 1, 2006 (Monday) Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association outraged Vatican by planning to ordain another bishop, Liu Xinhong in Anhui Province. ...

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Notable cases

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Necrophilia as represented in the arts

Shakespeare, influenced extensively by the tragic ethos of the Greek biographer Plutarch, has the senatorial conspirators show the bloodied body of Caesar immense reverence, their general state of mind undergoes a radical transformation when it suddenly turns into thanatophilia for the slain dictator. The conspirator Decius Brutus in attempting to persuade Caesar to go to the senate, duplicitously offers Caesar a sanguine assessment of the day's outcome, and yet the sanguinary and necrophiliac imagery of Calpurnia's dream persists: Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Shakespeare redirects here. ... Ethos (ἦθος) (plurals: ethe, ethea) is a Greek word originally meaning the place of living that can be translated into English in different ways. ... Mestrius Plutarchus (Greek: Πλούταρχος; 46 - 127), better known in English as Plutarch, was a Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist. ... For other uses, see Julius Caesar (disambiguation). ... A dictator is an authoritarian, often totalitarian ruler (e. ... Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus (died 43 BC) was a Roman politician and general of the 1st century BC and one of Julius Caesars assassins. ... Calpurnia Pisonis (1st century BC), daughter of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi, was a Roman woman, third and last wife of Julius Caesar. ...

This dream is all amiss interpreted;/ It was a vision fair and fortunate:/ Your statue spouting blood in many pipes,/ In which so many smiling Romans bathed,/ Signifies that from you great Rome shall suck/ Reviving blood, and that great men shall press/ For tinctures, stains, relics and cognizance./ This by Calpurnia's dream is signified. In medicine, a tincture is an alcoholic extract (e. ... For other uses, see Relic (disambiguation). ...

(Julius Caesar Act 2, Scene II)

Cleopatric death cults have often combined elements of both institutional thanatophilia and libidinal necrophilia, with the latter often dominating. Plutarch relates that Octavius' admiration for Cleopatra only grew after her death, that he ordered she be buried alongside Antony in royal splendor, and that on his return to Rome he incorporated an image of the dying Cleopatra (cum-asp) into his triumph. Beginning with the Renaissance and continuing into later centuries individual artists, as well as artistic movements (e.g. Romanticism, Decandatism), have demonstrated a veritable passion for and derived much inspiration from Cleopatra's life and death; among the most well known pictorial iterations of Cleopatra's suicide are Cagnacci's Death of Cleopatra (1658) and Rixen's work of the same name (1874). A work that may have inspired Rixen's painting is Gautier's story Une Nuit de Cléopâtre (1838), which includes a fantastic—and an undisguisedly fetishistic—description of the Egyptian queen's body post-mortem: This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For other uses, see Libido (disambiguation). ... Octavius redirects here. ... Bust of Mark Antony Marcus Antonius (Latin: M·ANTONIVS·M·F·M·N[1]) ( January 14 83 BC – August 1, 30 BC), known in English as Mark Antony, was a Roman politician and general. ... ASP is a three-letter acronym with numerous meanings in different contexts. ... A Roman Triumph was a civil ceremony and religious rite of ancient Rome, held to publicly honour the military commander (dux) of a notably successful foreign war or campaign and to display the glories of Roman victory. ... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ... Romantics redirects here. ... In 19th century European and especially French literature, decadence was the name given, first by hostile critics, and then triumphantly adopted by some writers themselves, to a number of late nineteenth century fin de siècle writers who were associated with Symbolism or the Aesthetic movement and who relished artifice... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... Guido Cagnacci ( 1601-1663) was a late Baroque painter of the Bolognese School. ... Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier (August 31, 1811 - October 23, 1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist and literary critic. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... Look up fetish in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Her sole vestment was the linen shroud that had covered her upon her state bed, and the folds of which she drew over her bosom as if she were ashamed of being so little clothed, but her small hand could not manage it. It was so white that the colour of the drapery was confounded with that of the flesh under the pale light of the lamp. Enveloped in the delicate tissue which revealed all the contours of her body, she resembled an antique marble statue of a bather...Dead or living, statue or woman, shadow or body, her beauty was still the same; only the green gleam of her eyes was some what dulled, and her mouth, so purple of yore, had now only a pale, tender rose-tint almost like that of her cheeks. The Callipygian Venus or Venus Kallipygos, (In Greek, Aphrodite Kallipygos: Aphrodite of the Beautiful Buttocks), is a type of nude female statue of the Hellenistic era. ...

One could argue that the Legend of Osiris and Isis involved a necrophilic act; Isis is said to have fathered Horus with the dead Osiris's dismembered penis, albeit miraculously. According to Christian Origins in Egyptian Mythology, "an ancient Egyptian relief depicts this conception by showing his mother Isis in a falcon form, hovering over an erect phallus of a dead and prone Osiris in the Underworld."[20] This article contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... ISIS (Image and Scanner Interface Specification) is an industry standard interface for image scanning technologies, developed by Pixel Translations in 1990 (today: EMC captiva). ... Ihy redirects here. ... For other uses, see Osiris (disambiguation). ...

In Toni Morrison's novel Song of Solomon, Macon Dead is explaining to his son Milkman that he is disturbed by the relationship that his wife Ruth had with her father, Dr. Foster. Shortly after Dr. Foster's death, Macon caught Ruth lying naked in bed with her father's corpse, while sucking on his fingers. For the Louisiana politician, see deLesseps Morrison, Jr. ... For other uses, see Novel (disambiguation). ... Song of Solomon (ISBN 0-452-26011-6) is a novel by Pulitzer-prize and Nobel-prize winner Toni Morrison, published in 1977. ...

In Algernon Charles Swinburne's poem, "The Leper," the speaker is a scribe who had long desired a woman in the royal house where he is employed. When she contracts leprosy, she is deserted by all others. The scribe then takes care of her, and has an arguably necrophilic relationship with her. Algernon Swinburne, detail of his portrait by Rossetti Algernon Charles Swinburne (April 5, 1837 – April 10, 1909) was a Victorian era English poet. ... For the malady found in the Hebrew Bible, see Tzaraath. ...

Published in 1930, William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" tells the story of a lonely house ridden woman named Emily Grierson who deals with the strange circumstances of the man she loves, and her secret world of necrophilia. The My Chemical Romance song To The End is based on this story. William Cuthbert Faulkner (born William Falkner), (September 25, 1897–July 6, 1962) was an American author. ... A Rose for Emily is a short story by the American author William Faulkner first published on April 30, 1930. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... Harro5 10:44, 15 November 2005 (UTC) Category: Possible copyright violations ...

The 1994 Cormac McCarthy novel Child of God[3] is a dark tale of a man who takes up life in a cave where he stores the corpses of his victims, and is one of the most remarkably sympathetic depictions of necrophilia in literature. The story is, however, more focused on extreme social alienation and the relationship we have with the outcast.

In Canadian author Barbara Gowdy's short story "We So Seldom Look On Love", a funeral parlour employee learns how to make the penises of recently dead men erect, and she commits sexual acts on the corpses until she is caught. In 1996, the story was adapted into the film Kissed. Barbara Gowdy (born 25 June 1950) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. ... Kissed is a Canadian drama film, released in 1996. ...

A Japanese sub genre of both horror and pornography called ero guro or "erotic grotesque" often deals with necrophilia. Ero-guro (エログロ) is a genre of Japanese pornography and hentai involving blood, gore, disfiguration, mutilation, urine, enemas, or feces. ...

Avenged Sevenfold referred to Necrophilia in the song A Little Piece of Heaven. For the self-titled album, see Avenged Sevenfold (album). ...


  2. ^ Krafft-Ebing, Richard von (1886). Psychopathia Sexualis. English translation: ISBN 1-55970-425-X.
  3. ^ Rosman, J. P., & Resnick, P. J. (1989). Sexual attraction to corpses: A psychiatric review of necrophilia. Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 17, 153–163.
  4. ^ Herodotus (c. 440 BC). The Histories, Book II, 89:
    "The wives of men of rank when they die are not given at once to be embalmed, nor such women as are very beautiful or of greater regard than others, but on the third or fourth day after their death (and not before) they are delivered to the embalmers. They do so about this matter in order that the embalmers may not abuse their women, for they say that one of them was taken once doing so to the corpse of a woman lately dead, and his fellow-craftsman gave information."
  5. ^ Brill, Abraham A. (1941). "Necrophilia," Journal of Criminal Psychopathology, 2(4), 433-443.
  6. ^ a b Klaf, Franklin S., and Brown, William (1958). "Necrophilia: Brief Review and Case Report," the Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 29(143), 645-652. "Inhibited forms of necrophilia and necrophilic fantasies may occur more commonly then is generally realized."
  7. ^ Walker, Benjamin. Encyclopaedia of Metaphysical Medicine, Routledge 1978, pp. 191-2. Walker cites Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, John Long, London, 1936, in support.
  8. ^ Rosman, Jonathan P., and Resnick, Phillip J. (1989). "Sexual attraction to corpses: a psychiatric review of necrophilia," Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 17, 153-163.
  9. ^ Erich Fromm. 1964. The Heart of Man. Harper and Row.
  10. ^ Erich Fromm. 1970. The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness. Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
  11. ^ Randy rock doves join party with the dead. The Guardian (2005). Retrieved on 2007-06-17.
  12. ^ C.W. Moeliker (2001). "The first case of homosexual necrophilia in the Anas platyrhynchos (Aves:Anatidae)". Deinsea - Annual of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam 8. 
  13. ^ Donald MacLeod (2005). Necrophilia among ducks ruffles research feathers. Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved on 2007-06-17.
  14. ^ Smith, Dinitia. "Love That Dare Not Squeak Its Name", New York Times, 2004-02-07, p. 7. 
  15. ^ Dan Feldman. The Praying Mantis. Retrieved on 2007-06-17.
  16. ^ Necroerotic: Necrophilic Principles
  17. ^ THE INDIAN PENAL CODE (IPC)- Dowry Law Misuse(IPC 498A) By Indian Women
  18. ^ Section 3a
  19. ^ as described in the footnote on page 43 of Mary Roach's bestselling book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  20. ^ Christian Origins in Egyptian Mythology

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Further reading

  • Lisa Downing, Desiring the Dead: Necrophilia and Nineteenth-Century French Literature (Oxford: Legenda, 2003)
  • Mary Roach; Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers New York: Norton and Company , 2003.

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See also

Necrophilia has been a frequent topic in popular culture. ... Somnophilia (from Latin, somnus, sleep + -philia), or sleeping princess syndrome, is a paraphilia in which sexual arousal and/or orgasm are stimulated by intruding on and awakening a sleeping stranger with erotic caresses. ...

External links

Look up paraphilia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Agalmatophilia (from the Greek agalma statue, and philia friendship, affinity) is the sexual attraction to a statue, doll, mannequin or other similar figurative object. ... Andromimetophilia (often misspelled as androminetophilia) is a condition in which erotic or sexual arousal is facilitated by or contingent upon a female sex partner impersonating a male. ... Look up autogynephilia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Biastophilia (from Greek biastes, rape + -philia) and its Latin language-derived counterpart, raptophilia (from Latin rapere, to seize), also paraphilic rape[1], refer to a paraphilia in which sexual arousal is dependent on, or is responsive to, the act of assaulting an unconsenting person, especially a stranger. ... 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Erotic lactation is the breastfeeding of an adult partner primarily for erotic reasons. ... An exhibitionist exposing himself at a soccer game. ... Food play is a form of sexual fetishism in which participants are aroused by erotic situations involving food. ... This article is about a specific paraphilia. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Human animal roleplay (also called petplay, ponyplay, ponyism or pup-play) is a form of erotic sexual role-play where one or more of the participants takes on the role of a real or imaginary animal in character, including appropriate mannerisms and behavior, and sometimes a partner will act as... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Katoptronophilia is a paraphilia for mirrors (the Greek word for mirror is katoptron). ... Klismaphilia (sometimes spelled Klysmaphilia) is the paraphilia of deriving sexual pleasure from enemas. ... Macrophilia refers to sexual fantasy involving fictitious giants. ... Mysophilia is a paraphilia relating to soiled or dirty material. ... CambridgeBayWeather 15:10, 26 August 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Olfactophilia, (Latin=olfacto, to smell, pertaining to the sense of smell, and philia, love), is the sexual attraction to, or sexual arousal by, smells and odors emanating from the body, especially the sexual areas. ... Osmolagnia, (Greek=osme, smell, and lagneia, lust), is the sexual attraction to, or sexual arousal by, smells and odors emanating from the body, especially the sexual areas. ... Paraphilic infantilism is a paraphilia characterized by the desire to wear diapers and be treated as an infant[1] or toddler. ... Not to be confused with Ephebophilia. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Flogging demonstration at Folsom Street Fair 2004. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Two women in handcuffs and latex miniskirts and tops - Latex and PVC fetishism Wikinews has related news: Dr. Joseph Merlino on sexuality, insanity, Freud, fetishes and apathy Sexual fetishism is the sexual attraction for material and terrestrial objects while in reality the essence of the object is inanimate and sexless. ... Somnophilia (from Latin, somnus, sleep + -philia), or sleeping princess syndrome, is a paraphilia in which sexual arousal and/or orgasm are stimulated by intruding on and awakening a sleeping stranger with erotic caresses. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Paraphilia. ... Cathie Jung (born 1937), wearing a sterling silver corset, holds the Guinness World Record for the smallest waist of any currently living person, at 38. ... A folded cream-coloured full slip Some men find the sheer fabric of stockings highly enticing Transvestic fetishism is a sexual fetish for the clothing of the opposite gender. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Troilism is the act of two people performing intercourse while a third watches. ... Golden shower redirects here. ... Look up vorarephilia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... “Voyeur” redirects here. ... This article is about zoophilia, the emotional and (optionally) sexual attraction of humans to animals. ... For the Japanese noodle preparation method, see Udon#Cold. ... Hadaka (裸) is the japanese word for nude. ... Lolicon art often depicts childlike characteristics with likely double meanings. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Omorashi ) is a fetish subculture recognized predominantly in Japan, in which participants experience arousal from having a full bladder or a sexual attraction to someone else experiencing the feeling of a full bladder. ... Shotacon ) is a Japanese abbreviation for the Shōtarō Complex, a term describing affinity or sexual preference for underage boys. ... Tamakeri is a recently introduced type of Japanese fetish pornography. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sexual behavior is a form of physical intimacy that may be directed to reproduction (one possible goal of sexual intercourse) and/or to the enjoyment of activity involving sexual gratification. ... Sexology is the systematic study of human sexuality. ...

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Necrophilia among ducks ruffles research feathers | Research | EducationGuardian.co.uk (575 words)
As he recounts in his seminal paper, The first case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard anas platyrhynchos, he was in his office in the Natuurmuseum Rotterdam, when he was alerted by a bang to the fact a bird had crashed into the glass facade of the building.
His findings have provoked a lot of interest - especially in Britain for some reason - but no other recorded cases of duck necrophilia.
However, Mr Moeliker was informed of an American case involving a squirrel and a dead partner, although in this case it is not known whether the necrophilia observed was homosexual or not as the victim had been run over by a truck shortly before the incident.
NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Necrophilia (899 words)
Necrophilia according to the DSM IV, is a paraphilia characterized by a sexual attraction to corpses.
Figuratively, the term "necrophilia" describes an inordinate desire to control another person, usually in the context of a romantic or interpersonal relationship; the accusation is that the person is so interpersonally controlling as to be better-suited to relationships with nonresponsive people.
For Erich Fromm necrophilia is the opposite of biophilia.
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