The Science of Necrophilia
Don't run away! True enough, this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind considers a most repellent sexual atrocity, but there's more to necrophilia than the sexual abuse of human corpses. Join Robert and Christian as they discuss necrophilia in the animal kingdom, including one rare case of "functional necrophilia" that actually produces offspring. Stay for the later half of the episode and you'll also plunge the psychological depths of human necrophilia in all its varied forms.
Image caption: Atala's Funeral, 1799, by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Trioson. While not intrinsically necrophiliac, the artistic treatment of the beautiful dead and the reality of intense mourning do venture into necrophiliac waters. (DeAgostini/Getty Images)
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