Episode 121: Death and Loving It: Necrophilia

First of all, spoiler alert… content warning … ick alert, we are actually going to be discussing necrophilia and its many forms on this charming episode of Just A Story. So, yeah. Join us as we discuss the historical accounts, legal statutes, and cultural interpretations of necrophilia. From Carl Tanzler to Karen Greenlee and beyond, we’ll mention all the unmentionables.




The Truth about Death and Dying By Karen Meyers, Robert N. Golden, Fred Peterson

Among the Cannibals: Adventures on the Trail of Man’s Darkest Ritual – Paul Raffaele

From Meditating On Dead Bodies To Having Sex With Menstruating Women Surrounded By Corpses: 15 Jaw-Dropping Facts About Aghoris, The Shiva Followers

What the notorious flesh-eating Aghor religion of India is really like – WaPo

The cannibal monks of Varanasi: Indian tribe feasts on human flesh, drink from skulls and live among the dead – Daily Mail

The Aghori: An ancient religion with dark rituals – CNN


Living with Corpses

Of Kinks, Crimes, and Kinds: The Paraphilias Proposal for the DSM-5

DSM-5 and Paraphilic Disorders – Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

DSM-5 and Paraphilias: What Psychiatrists Need to Know – Psychiatric Times

Overview of Paraphilic Disorders- Merck Manual

Romantic Encounter with Necrophiliac/Cannibal – Snopes

Girl’s ‘Dead People’ Rash From Tinder Date Will Haunt You – Elite Daily

The Necrophiliac’s Gift – Thought Co

Human Remains: Medicine, Death, and Desire in Nineteenth-century Paris By Jonathan Strauss

Grave Desire: A Cultural History of Necrophilia By Steve Finbow

Psychopathia Sexualis By Richard Krafft-Ebing

Springfield at Work: State House Votes to Ban Necrophilia

Abuse of Corpse – Psychology Today

Sexual Attraction to Corpses: A Psychiatric Review of Necrophilia, Rosman and Resnick

Inappropriate Relationships: The Unconventional, the Disapproved, and the … edited by Robin Goodwin, Duncan Cramer,

A new classification of necrophilia Anil Aggrawal MBBS, MD – Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine

Necrophilia: Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects By Anil Aggrawal

THE UNREPENTANT NECROPHILE: An Interview with Karen Greenlee By Jim Morton

The Hickory Street Four Murder Case – Jim Fisher True Crime

Police Interview Reveals Horrifying Details in Joliet Murders – NBC Chicago

Who Was the Marquis de Sade – Smithsonian

Morbid Monday: The Macabre Romance of a Man and a Mummy – Atlas Obscura

DR. TANZLER, YOU UNDENIABLE WEIRDO – The Order of the Good Death

The Pleasure’s All Mine: A History of Perverse Sex – Julie Peakman

Abuse of a corpse: A brief history and re-theorization of necrophilia laws in the USA; JOHN TROYER, Department of Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

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