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zoophilia

 [zo″o-fil´e-ah]
1. abnormal fondness for animals.
2. a paraphilia in which intercourse or other sexual activity with animals is the preferred method of achieving sexual excitement; see also zoolagnia. Called also bestiality.
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zo·o·phil·i·a

(zō'ō-fil'ē-ă),
A paraphilia in which sexual arousal and orgasm are facilitated by engaging in sexual activities with animals.
Synonym(s): bestiality, zooerastia
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zoophilia

(zō′ə-fĭl′ē-ə)
n.
The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts involving animals.

zo′o·phile′ (-fīl′) n.
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A paraphilia in which sexuoerotism depends on engaging in, or fantasising about, sexual activity with an animal
Frequency Hunt's 1974 study suggests that demographic changes led to a significant reduction in reported occurrence of zoophilia; 4.9% of males had had a least one encounter in their lives vs. 8.3% in 1948
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zoophilia

Bestiality Sexology A paraphilia in which sexuoerotism and/or orgasm depend on engaging in sexual activity with an animal. See Paraphilia.
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(4) I anticipate that the reader may wonder if it is altogether fair, much less scholarly sound, to associate the form of love denoted by the concept "philia" (e.g., zoophilia) with mythic figures such as Aphrodite or Ishtar.
On the other hand, by confining the whole question of perversion to interpersonal contexts, it implies that some of the other traditional sexual perversions, such as necrophilia, zoophilia, fetishism, or transvestism, are not perversions.
I suppose Levy would extend the latter explanation to zoophilia, fetishism, exhibitionism, voyeurism, and transvestism.
But if so, then what follows from Levy's attempted explanation of the perverted character of necrophilia is that necrophilia, zoophilia, fetishism, exhibitionism, voyeurism, and transvestism, are not sexual perversions.
Berger's 'When Sophie Loved Animals' thoughtfully reads the 'peculiar and conflicted zoophilia' of Countess de Segur's nineteenth-century autobiographical novels for children against Derrida's thinking.