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Definition of necrophilia

What does necrophilia mean?


  1. an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies

Alternative definition


  1. [sexuality] A pathological attraction to dead bodies, especially sexual attraction or intercourse.
  2. Pathological fascination with death.


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Google previewEverything You Know About Sex Is Wrong (2005)

The Disinformation Guide to the Extremes of Human Sexuality (and everything in between) by Russ Kick

Unfortunately, necrophilia is a term that is used to describe one of—if not the— most distasteful acts that a human being can carry out. As you may or may not know, necrophilia means having an erotic attraction to or sexual contact with corpses.

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Vampires (2009)

by Jay Stevenson, Ph.D.

Necrophilia is an erotic attraction to dead bodies. Necrophagia is the urge to eat carrion and decaying corpses. Cannibalism is the practice of eating members of one's own species. Necrophilia and necrophagia are psychopathic conditions.

Google previewThe HuMORbid Book (2008)

by Ed Winks

” — Oliver Wendell Holmes * * “Necrophilia means never having to say you're sorry.” — Gordon ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Death and Dying (2001)

by Glennys Howarth, Oliver Leaman

Necrophilia is a rare condition of being responsive to or entirely committed to sexual activity with a dead body for sexual arousal and orgasm to be possible. A condition that is mainly found in men, such people generally have no or little interest ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures (2005)

by George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman

in the second, dreams of incest; in the third, dreams of necrophilia and bestiality. Artemidorus' interpretations reflect the commonly ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures (2013)

by George Haggerty

in the second, dreams of incest; in the third, dreams of necrophilia and bestiality. Artemidorus' interpretations reflect the commonly ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rape (2004)

by Merril D. Smith

Chinese men were also sodomized or forced to commit necrophilia or incest in front of laughing troops. The women, raised to prize chastity, fiercely resisted the Japanese. Women went into hiding, tried to pass as men, refused to bathe, and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Contemporary American Culture (2013)

by Robert Gregg, Gary W. McDonogh, Cindy H. Wong

Without cure, AIDS is death; the ultimate eros/thanatos combination where physical pleasures evoke necrophilia. But death is sometimes better than debilitation, a key debate when considering the euthanasia practices of “Dr Death,” Jack ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience (2009)

by Clifton D. Bryant, Dennis L. Peck

Science Education Mummies of Ancient Egypt Mummification, Contemporary Museums of Death Muslim Beliefs and Traditions Mythology Near-Death Experiences Necromancy Necrophilia Neomort Neonatal Deaths Neonaticide Obituaries, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion and Film (2011)

by Eric Michael Mazur

Vampirism has also served as a metaphor for drug addiction, rape, nymphomania, necrophilia, and mass hysteria. Those vampire films that explore religion and Catholicism tend to focus on the darker regions of faith and organized religion.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Hell (1999)

by Miriam Van Scott

During the Middle Ages, occultists were associated with grave robbing, necrophilia, desecration of sacred ground, and sometimes even human sacrifice. Confessed witch ISOBEL GOWDIE admitted to committing a number of atrocities as part ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Violence (2004)

Frequent, Commonplace, Unexpected by Margaret DiCanio

necrophilia (sexual preoccupation or.

Google previewHistorical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (2009)

by Ari Ben-Menahem

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Scrabble value of N1E1C3R1O1P3H4I1L1I1A1

The value of this 11-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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