Necrophilia is a pathological fascination with dead bodies, which often takes the form of a desire to engage with them in sexual activities, such as intercourse. Although prohibited by the laws of many countries, there have been many reported cases of necrophilia throughout history. Incidents of necrophilia are noted to have occurred throughout history. Greek author Herodotus c. Some say that he embalmed her in order to have intercourse with her; others say that he did not have intercourse with her. Remains of pottery from the Moche civilization represent dead skeletal figures engaged in sexual intercourse with living humans.
A man has admitted to having sex with up to corpses, some of whom were murder victims, while he was drunk or high on drugs. Kenneth Douglas, 60, worked as a morgue attendant in Ohio, USA, between and , where he committed the sexual crimes against the dead women while working the night shift. He admitted to sexually abusing the cadavers of three women between and , two of which were murder victims, and disclosed in a deposition that he had had sex with up to corpses over a period of 16 years. His wife said in the deposition that she had attempted to alert the morgue supervisor, claiming that Douglas would return after work smelling like sex and alcohol.
Computer simulations of bacterial transformation are used to show that, under a wide range of biologically reasonable assumptions, transforming populations undergoing deleterious mutation and selection have a higher mean fitness at equilibrium than asexual populations. The source of transforming DNA, the amount of DNA taken up by each transforming cell, and the relationship between number of mutations and cell viability the fitness function are important factors. When the DNA source is living cells, transformation resembles meiotic sex.
Are they the sick, twisted monsters we've seen in film and television, or are they just like the rest of us? And due to the fact that some of the most popular necrophiliacs are also serial killers, our views on this subgroup of fetishists and paraphiliacs are somewhat skewed to say the least. It is neither the intent of this list to advocate for nor denounce necrophilia, but rather to examine the condition with objective curiosity. The stages of necrophilia range from Level 1s who are role players that don't actually have intercourse with bodies, to Level 4s who are aroused by touching a corpse, to Level 10s who exclusively have sex with corpses, and can't even function sexually around a living human.