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Pietro Pajetta's hatred, 1896

Necrophilia is the sexual attraction to corpses. It is classified as a paraphilia by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. The word is derived from the Greek words: νεκρός (nekros; "dead") and φιλία (philia; "friendship").

CONTENT : A - F , G - L , M - R , S - Z , See also , External links


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Quotes are arranged alphabetically by author

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  • Like I had taken something powerful from them.
    • Abraham Brill, quoted in "Necrophilia}, J Criminal Psycho-pathology, 2433-43, 3:50-73, 1941
    • The vampire, who has been romanticized by the Dracula tales, obtains a feeling of power from his victims.
  • Healthy necrophilism found in the mementoes cherished in every household of those who passed away.
  • You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. Yeah, usually they're already there. Isn't that nice? It's nice. It's convenient.
  • By necrophilia is meant love for all that is violence and destruction; the desire to kill; the worship of force; attraction to death, to suicide, to sadism; the desire to transform the organic into the inorganic by means of "order." The necrophile, lacking the necessary qualities to create, in his impotence finds it easy to destroy because for him it serves only one quality: force.

G - L[edit]

  • The ancient Egyptians took precautions against necrophilia by prohibiting the corpses of the wives of men of rank from being delivered immediately to the embalmers, for fear that the embalmers would violate them.
    • Herodotus, in "Les Belles lettres," in Historiae, Book 11, Chapter 89.
  • Similar legends exist about King Waldemar and Charlemagne.
    • Huber Von H, J. LeBeuf, in Lefebvre, quoted in P:Contribution a 1'Ctude de la sado-nkcrophilie.CanPsych Assoc J 11:123-31, 1966
  • We didn’t-? I whisper, my mouth drying in mortified horror as I can’t complete the question. I stare at my hands.
    Anastasia, you were comatose. Necrophilia is not my thing. I like my women sentient and receptive,
    he says dryly.
  • King Herod had sex with his wife Marianne for seven years after he killed her.
    • A legend, Huber Von H, E.Jones, quoted in "Nekrophilie}, Kriminalistik 16:564-8, 1962

M - R[edit]

  • All we have is the past, but for people of the future, there's not even going to be a history there. The history of recorded music has turned into a flat fucking screen of an iTunes playlist. I'm preserving something that's going extinct! That's all rock'n'roll has been since day one. It's all necrophilia.
  • Three types of necrophiles, with varying degrees of severity are described. The first is the pseudo necrophile, also called a fantasy necrophile; this is an individual who either fantasizes about sex with dead bodies or has sex with dead bodies only periodically. The pseudo nacrophile prefer the sexual partner to be alive but pretend to be dead, and there are many reports from prostitutes that their clients make them partake in this behavior. A second classification of necrophile is the regular necrophile; this is an individual has regularly intercourse with dead bodies. He is attracted to corpses and frequently works in an occupation where there is access to dead bodies, such as coroner, or in a place like a morgue or graveyard…. The third degree of necrophilic behavior, where is the person is labeled a homicidal nechrophile. The person kills in order to have intercourse with dead bodies, which is an extreme form of the paraphilia.

S - Z[edit]

  • [P]rostitution, adultery, necrophilia, bestiality, possession of child pornography, and even incest and pedophilia … should be legal as long as no one is coerced. They are illegal only because of prejudice and narrowmindedness.
    Some rules might be called for when these acts directly affect other people's interests. … For necrophilia, it might be necessary to ask the next of kin for permission if the decedent's will did not authorize it. Necrophilia would be my second choice for what should be done with my corpse, the first being scientific or medical use. Once my dead body is no longer of any use to me, it may as well be of some use to someone. Besides, I often enjoy rhinophytonecrophilia (nasal sex with dead plants).

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