Abuse of Corpse

Abuse of Corpse

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Necrophil ia, also called thanatophilia or 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 the ancient Greek words: (nekros; "dead") and (philia; "love"). The term appears to have originated from Krafft-Ebing's 1886 work Psychopathia Sexualis. 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%).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Psychopublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136258226
  • 9786136258225