From the man in Kolkata having sex with a dog to the eight men in Haryana gang-raping a pregnant goat in order to fulfill their sexual pleasures, we have come across some of the most horrific incidents where humans were involved in sexual intercourse with animals. While these incidents where humans have sex with animals might have sent chills down our spines, there are many countries where this act is very much legal.
Apparently, an activity which involves sexual intercourse between a human and an animal is typically called bestiality. There are many renowned scholars who have studied the prevalence of bestiality amongst men. Well, the concept of bestiality is very close to the terminology of zoophilia which refers to a bigger picture of people who have a desire to form sexual relationships with animals.
While bestiality is the actual act of engaging in physical intercourse with animals regardless of circumstances and motivation, the two concepts become quite related to one another, except one crucial aspect. Not all who engage in the act of bestiality are zoophiles, but a considerable majority of humans engage in sex with animals.
Further, what’s even more important to remember here is that bestiality works both ways. There have been debates amongst physiologists revolving around people who have sex with animals and those who allow and encourage animals to have sex with them. Surprisingly, most common animals involved in sexual activities are dogs and horses.
However, there is a non-significant number of humans who engage in bestiality, and it is still considered highly taboo in many societies. Evidently, on a legal perspective, there have been many debates on the legality of zoophilia. It has been illegal in many countries for centuries but with the changing perspectives on lives, laws are also changing.
Seemingly, all countries have laws protecting the animals against the cruelty on them. Many arguments related to sex with animals revolve around the criminalization of bestiality due to the fact that it causes mental and physical pain to animals.
Besides the fact that it can cause stress to the animals, the unusual act of sex between animals and humans can result in the transmission of diseases (that can be quite dangerous) from one party to another. Additionally, there is a threat of physical damage that can be caused during the sexual intercourse between the two species.
So, understand the consequences before acting upon your instincts because that can lead you or others in some non-repairable situations.