Necrophilia , also known as necrophilism , necrolagnia , necrocoitus , necrochlesis , and thanatophilia ,  is a sexual attraction or sexual act which involves corpses. The alienists have adopted, as a new form, the case of Sergeant Bertrand, the disinterrer of cadavers on whom all the newspapers have recently reported. However, don't think that we are dealing here with a form of phrenopathy which appears for the first time. The ancients, in speaking about lycanthropy , have cited examples to which one can more or less relate the case which has just attracted the public attention so strongly. In the ancient world, sailors returning corpses to their home country were often accused of necrophilia. Herodotus writes in The Histories that, to discourage intercourse with a corpse, ancient Egyptians left deceased beautiful women to decay for "three or four days" before giving them to the embalmers.
British Man Jailed For Necrophilia. He Had Sex With A Corpse At Funeral Home
The sick crime - known as necrophilia - involves an obsession with, and usually sexual attraction to, the dead. From the married morgue attendant who admitted having sex with corpses to the hospital worker who violated a patient hours after her death, The Sun Online lifts the lid on this horrendous sexual act. In another high profile case, morgue attendant Kenneth Douglas, then 60, admitted to having sex with up to corpses between and in the US state of Ohio. He added: "If I hadn't had anything to drink when I went into work, it wouldn't happen.
Humans are compelled by life, attracted to it and aroused by it. The procreant urge motivates us to act, stimulates our choices and actions, shapes our personal identity. The properties of life — what it means and how it appears to be alive — are conditions for their own perpetuation: to love life is to make it. We are drawn to life, that inner bloom within the verdant body. The sensual qualities of living flesh stir up an intense and unconscious desire for the continuity of our kind.