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1. abnormal fondness for animals.
A paraphilia in which sexual arousal and orgasm are facilitated by engaging in sexual activities with animals.
bestiality/bes·ti·al·i·ty/ (bes-te-al´ĭ-te) zoophilia (2).
Etymology: L, bestia, beast
Reasons for engageing in bestiality Actor has difficulty forming normal relationships with humans or was never interested in sex with humans. Alternatively, the animal may be used as a sex toy and an animated object for sexual gratification.
Diseases linked to bestiality Worms, fleas, ticks, salmonella, campylobacteriosis, viruses which theoretically can mutate and cause new medical problems, legal and social stigmas
Sexual relations between a human and an animal.
[L. bestia, beast]