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| Published: June 28, 2019

Necrophilia: An Understanding

Pradeep Kumar

Consultant Psychiatric Social Work, State Institute of Mental Health, Rohtak, Haryana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sushma Rathee

Assistant Clinical Psychologist, PGI Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Rajiv Gupta

Director, Institute of Mental Health, Rohtak, Haryana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.073/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.073

ABSTRACT

Necrophilia’s is not clearly defined anywhere. It is a very old illness but not identify easily. In the recent scenario also the term could not be explored widely. There is few research has been conducted in that area. On the basis of previous history and some case studies depict that this is very harmful not only for the person with disorder even for society also. It can describe an individual’s arousal and attraction to fantasies or actual sexual contact with dead people. The necrophile may indulge with the corpse in many ways such as oral sex, penile-vaginal intercourse to anal intercourse, or masturbation in the presence of a body.
The lawmakers and experts consider necrophilia nonconsensual as the deceased individuals cannot give consent. Cognitive Therapy, use of sex-drive reducing medications, assistance to improving social and sexual relations can be helpful in the management for the person suffering from the necrophilia.
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.073/20190702

10.25215/0702.073

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 2, April-June, 2019