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Paraphila is an umbrella term used to cover the family of philias. In sexology, it is sometimes more widely used to cover atypical sexual interests or deviances. While the word paraphilia may seem alien, the philias it encompasses may seem slightly familiar. Think fetishes and unusual desires and you're on the right track!

Thursday, 22 March 2007

Cover your eyes, Bambi!

In a bit of necrophilia meets beastiality news, we have one of those annual news events - the man caught having sex with a dead deer story.

The Hartford Courant relays the disturbing tale of Bryan James Hathaway who received probation after being convicted of having sex with a deer corpse.

As part of the 20-year-old's sentence, he is to be evaluated as a sex offender and treated at the Institute for Psychological and Sexual Health in Duluth, Minnesota.

Hathaway pleaded no contest earlier this month to misdemeanor mistreatment of an animal for the incident involving the deer. He was sentenced Tuesday in Douglas County Circuit Court.

Judge Michael Lucci said: "The type of behavior is disturbing. It's disturbing to the public. It's disturbing to the court."

Hathaway's probation will be served at the same time as a nine-month jail sentence he received in February for violating his extended supervision.

In April 2005, he was found guilty of felony mistreatment of an animal after he killed a horse with the intention of having sex with it. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail and two years of extended supervision on that charge as well as six years of probation for taking and driving a vehicle without the owner's consent.

Surely after killing a horse to be used as a vehicle for sexual gratification, one would suspect that this individual could do with some evaluation. While I'm relieved he's been sentenced to treatment, I'm just a bit dismayed that it took a romp with Bambi's mother for him to get it!

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