zoophilia

zoophilia

[zoh-uh-fil-ee-uh]
noun
1.
the state of being zoophilous.
2.
Psychology. an abnormal fondness or preference for animals.

Origin:
1895–1900; zoo- + -philia

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zoophilia (ˌzəʊəˈfɪlɪə)
 
n
a morbid condition in which a person has a sexual attraction to animals; bestiality

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zoophilia zo·o·phil·i·a (zō'ə-fĭl'ē-ə) or zo·oph·i·lism (zō-ŏf'ə-lĭz'əm) or zo·oph·i·ly (-ə-lē)
n.
Attraction to or affinity for animals.

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zoophilia

sexual relations between a human being and an animal. Although the practice is illegal in most countries, occasional zoophilic encounters are fairly common, especially in rural areas, where 17 percent of U.S. males in the Kinsey report of 1948 acknowledged sexual experience with animals at least once. Sexual contacts between women and animals occur less frequently.

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