Sodomy, also: zoophilia, disturbance of sexual preference (perversion), sexual intercourse with animals or sexual acts with animals; according to the results of Kinsey’s research, most widespread among the rural male population, usually in the post-puberty period.
The term sodomy is derived from the biblical city of Sodom and originally referred to all types of unnatural sexual behavior. While here he only means sex with animals (zoophilia), in English-speaking countries this is usually understood as anal intercourse. In addition to larger animals such as cattle, horses, sheep, goats or sheepdogs, smaller animals such as ducks and chickens are also victims of correspondingly predisposed people.
At the same time, science assumes that such a propensity is rather temporary and often occurs due to the lack of a human partner. Under certain circumstances, however, psychotherapy may also be indicated.
Is sodomy a criminal offence in Germany?
In Germany, sex with animals, i.e. sodomy or zoophilia, has not been a criminal offence since 1974. However, due to the Animal Welfare Act, it is forbidden to inflict pain on an animal or to kill it for no reason, which is often the case with such practices, even if this is not the intention of the sodomist.
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