paraphilia involving a sexual fixation on non-human animal
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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. Zoophilia is a mental disorder in the DSM.

How often it happensEdit

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


  1. Hunt 1974