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Draconess25's avatar

Why is necrophilia taboo?

Asked by Draconess25 (4461points) June 21st, 2010

Other than the fact that the corpse may be rotting. What if it was fresh?

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stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Disease transmission?

Blackberry's avatar

I understand why you are asking, but it’s simply disrespectful as hell lol.

It’s like raping an unconscious person, they didn’t give consent.

Draconess25's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land Can’t you get diseases from living people, too?

crankywithakeyboard's avatar

The dead can’t consent.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

The sex is non consensual.

The dead are widely presumed to be “at rest”, necrophilia suggests disturbing/defiling the resting dead.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Draconess25 You sure can, but if a person died of a deadly disease, the corpse would be an excellent transmission medium.Besides, it’s yucky.

Draconess25's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land Well, if they were….stabbed in the eye?

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Draconess25 Well, disease wouldn’t be a factor then. But there is still the issue that the dead can’t give consent. Story line you’re working on?

dpworkin's avatar

Re “Stabbed in the eye”: Women aren’t as well equipped for skull-fucking as men.

Draconess25's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land No, Logic is an intelligent, hypersexual zombie. I was just curious, since I don’t find it very odd.
@dpworkin I was thinking along the lines of yaoi, anyways.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

We have a strong custom of not inflicting indignities on human remains. Using a corpse for your own sexual gratification treats that body with disrespect and indignity. Does that help?

I’m sure there are many living humans who would be glad to explore all kinds of sexual activities with you.

dpworkin's avatar

I don’t know what yaoi is.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Draconess25 So, in the case of your story, the “dead” is initiating the encounter?

Draconess25's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land Yeah. Zechyl is too focused on trying to get himself killed. Sex isn’t his biggest concern. Adn then there’s all the vampires, which I’m not sure if they count….
@dpworkin Gay anime porn.

Merriment's avatar

Sex isn’t something you do to another being it’s something you do with another being.

And if they are dead, they aren’t with you….not even in spirit.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Because it’s considered rape since they can’t consent, just like children and animals (even in S&M culture, it’s taboo to do those things).

Berserker's avatar

Death is important and means many significant things to people everywhere, always has, always will. People are accustomed to symbolizing the loss of a loved one through ritual, physical manifestation such as monuments, and other ways which help them solidify a memory, for lack of better words.
It might be lame an explanation to some, others may think it’s unnecessary to treat the dead with the respect or significance we do, but that’s what it is, generally. So of course fucking a corpse is seen as an extreme lack of respect, as it’s akin to desecration, if not worse.
I’m willing to believe that some necrophiliacs might believe that to have sex with the dead is a form of contact or something spiritual akin to putting up headstones or wrapping mummies, and in their heads it’s not anything offending. After all, while most cultures in the world follow the same mindframe when it comes to death, the methods to represent this are various in form and shape. (Official or otherwise.)

However, there’s also the suggestion that necrophilia may be, or may be part of, a psychological disorder. If you’ve ever seen a corpse in real life, fresh or otherwise, it’s just not something that the human psyche is equipped to deal with when it comes to sex, culture/beliefs or not. But I’m just guessing at this point.

As to why it’s taboo, other than it being just nasty I mean, what I’m speaking of here highly deals with belief, and belief is an extremely strong component in what makes a human human, and people don’t like having their beliefs challenged, shattered, mocked or threatened, whether that’s with people on Fluther disputing God or some dude bangaranging a stiff. Nevertheless, if death didn’t exist, a hell of a lot of belief systems wouldn’t, either.

filmfann's avatar

I remember Sam Kinnison doing a bit on dead people being butt-raped. Incredibly funny.

dpworkin's avatar

Ah, gay anime porn.Live and learn.

Berserker's avatar

And Yuri is lesbian anime porn. And there exists so many other, unthinkable genres…sometimes it’s best not to think of it, especially guro.


Anyways, carry on

Blackberry's avatar

@filmfann And Carlin on young women dying and what a waste of vagina that is…..

Draconess25's avatar

@Symbeline I like some mild guro. Losing limbs makes functioning a bit difficult.

Blackberry's avatar

@Symbeline I’m disappointed though, there is all these genres of anime porn, but none with big girls, why does my fetish have to be so unpopular? :(

Berserker's avatar

@Blackberry Oh no there are. I forgot the term for it though, but trust me, it’s there.

Draconess25's avatar

@Blackberry Pocchari, I believe.

rangerr's avatar

I don’t know about you, but I’m against the idea of having maggots crawling up my vagina.
As for fresh bodies.. they can’t cuddle afterwards.

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

Sometimes you can have the same sort of sex with the living…actually.

Cold and clammy. And safer. And (unfortunately) just about as exciting.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Necrophilia- The uncontrollable urge to crack open a cold one.

And remember, dead girls cant say no. :)

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Pocchari is the bondage anime?

Draconess25's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land No, it’s the “big girl” anime. Bondage anime doesn’t really have it’s own name.

Disc2021's avatar

Ew. Ewwwwwwww. Ew.

MaryW's avatar

Why would a person want to practice necrophilia with all of the health risks except to have a victim with no control over the situation? Sounds like a predator might as well use a blowup doll but then they would not be thumbing their nose against the respect most people have for the vessel that temporarily houses the soul.

Anyway, I think it is taboo because it is a rape (no consent) and unclean (disease) and most people believe or hope they have a soul that transcends this present life… That all souls reap what they sow and one should be sure they want to spend their life here, in eternity and possibly back again with the Karma they espouse.

ETpro's avatar

In general, sex should ethically be restricted to consensual activities. There is no more obvious inability to consent than when the sex object someone pursues is already dead.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

There are so many people out there who would willingly consent to damn near whatever you want… why bother with a corpse?

alive's avatar

because sex should be interactive. no one should just be laying there (dead or alive)

dpworkin's avatar

I’m sorry, did you say @alive?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Did anyone else see the question, think oh gross, and then get turned on by the responses? Just asking.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Draconess25 Disturbing to admit, but yes. I have no idea why.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’m not sure that’s the right term. shakes head.

ucme's avatar

I thought it was supposed to be me who had the stiffy.

Rufus_T_Firefly's avatar

I can’t even believe that someone has to ask why.

icehky06's avatar

Because its not normal

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Look at all the ways you get fucked over after you’re dead. Taxes, lawyers, etc It almost seems normal.

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