Ask a Mortician: How Prevalent Is Necrophilia in the Funeral Industry?

So… Necrophilia. Wow. Our favorite mortician Caitlin Doughty calls it "Grade A transgressive stuff."

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But as she points out, people are more interested in it than it actually happens. Could it be that we're so afraid of death — and distant from dead bodies — that we want to transform our fear into desire?

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Emma Golddigger

I listened to this and it almost made me decide to donate my corpse so that people who want to "obtain an unrejecting, unresisting partner" can have sex with it instead of drugging girls and raping them. But then I thought, no, they can buy a blow-up doll instead.