My co-SNDer Eve is a true animal lover, and while it’s a trait I do not share, I have great respect for Eve’s unconditional compassion towards animals. It’s probably better than she not write about this subject because while I am confused by animal sex, I bet it makes Eve fucking livid. So allow me to ask the inappropriate questions here. Because I do not get it at ALL.
First of all, do you think the word “rape” is appropriate? I am not sure. That’s a whole question unto itself: can only humans be victims of rape? Semantics aside, do some of these people prefer animal sex to human sex, or is it an act of sexual desperation? Is it indeed rape, which I regard as a violent act that has less to do with sex than it does with control (and horribleness.) Does the man having sex with (abusing/raping) his dog on his porch have a thing specifically for dog sex, or is he unable to find a human partner?
Hold on, I have more questions. How do the police treat these criminals? I would be very head-cocked, “REALLY?” about the whole thing. I’d have trouble making eye contact, were I the arresting officer. What do they say in court if they’re forced to detail the crime? How are they treated in jail by fellow criminals? I know rapists and child molesters are the (rightly) at the bottom of the prison totem pole, but are animal rapists there as well? A step up? A step down?
I looked up Bestiality on Wikipedia, which goes immediately to Zoophilia. OMG, Zoophilia. Get this: “The Kinsey reports rated the percentage of people who had sexual interaction with animals at some point in their lives as 8% for men and 3.6% for women, and claimed it was 40–50% in people living near farms.” That sounds like a punchline.
More from Wikipedia: The Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine (Vol. 18, February 2011) states that sexual contact with animals is almost never a clinically significant problem by itself; it also states that there are several kinds of zoophiles:
More, you ask? Okay! “Most zoophiles have (or have also had) long term human relationships as well or at the same time as zoosexual ones, and that zoosexual partners are usually dogs and/or horses…”
Then there’s a bunch of stuff about how zoophiles are misunderstood. And you can also see a picture of a wolf penis dildo. I knew googling this on the internet would lead me to weird places, but I did not know that wolf penis dildo was a place that existed. Do you think fantasizing about animal sex, or role-playing animal sex is totally normal? I’m inclined to say, “God bless, consenting adults!” to that one. But really, in addition to your thoughts, I’m going to need like, a week of Dr. Phil devoted to this please.