Zoophilia

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Shepherd sodomising a goat, Édouard-Henri Avril
Leda and the swan is a painting by Michelangelo from the 16th centuty

Zoophilia (or zoosexuality) is a type of paraphilia. People who have it feel sexually attracted to animals. These people are called zoophiles. Sexual activity with an animal is called bestiality. It is illegal in most countries. Most people think that zoophilia is wrong. Sexual acts with animals is considered zoophilia even if it does not happen in a zoo. Zoophilia is a mental disorder in the DSM.

How often it happens[change | change source]

In a 1974 study, 4.9% of males said they had had sexual interactions with animals.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hunt 1974