Bestiality and zoophilia: On sexual abuse and sexual orientation

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Abstract

Human-animal sexual relations have a long history since the dawn of human civilization. Violent aspects in such relations have been approached from different viewpoints of religion, ethics, legislation, animal welfare, and scientific research. To grasp the developmental and motivational bases of pain-inflicting relations to living sentient animals, interdisciplinary research efforts are needed. Research on human-animal relations could include impacts from psychohistorical studies. How we relate to animals concerns not only our loving and caring attitudes toward animals, but also our violent and cruel attacks against animals. The general trend toward improved zoophilic human-animal relations is hardly all-embracing since we are increasingly losing species and biodiversity of our planet.
Original languageEnglish
JournalClio's psyche.
Volume25
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)137-145
Number of pages9
ISSN1080-2622
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 515 Psychology
  • animal sexual abuse
  • animal welfare
  • bestiality
  • cruelty
  • inter-species sex
  • paraphilic disorder
  • sex-robots
  • sexual diversity
  • sexual orientation
  • zoophilia
  • zoosadism

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