AskDefine | Define coprophilia

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Etymology

Compound of italbrac kopros "excrement" + italbrac philia "love"

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Noun

  1. a marked interest in excrement; especially the use of feces or filth for sexual excitement.

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marked intrerest in excrement; the use of feces for sexual excitment

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Coprophilia (from Greek κόπρος, kópros - excrement and φιλία, filía - liking, fondness), also called scat, is the paraphilia involving sexual pleasure from feces.. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-IV-TR), it is classified under 302.9 Paraphilia Not Otherwise Specified and has no diagnostic criteria other than a general statement about paraphilias that says "the diagnosis is made if the behavior, sexual urges, or fantasies cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning." Furthermore, the DSM-IV-TR notes, "Fantasies, behaviors, or objects are paraphilic only when they lead to clinically significant distress or impairment (e.g. are obligatory, result in sexual dysfunction, require participation of nonconsenting individuals, lead to legal complications, interfere with social relationships)."
A study of 164 male sadomasochists from Finland from two sadomasochism clubs (Sexual Behavior and Social Adaptation Among Sadomasochistically-Oriented Males - Journal of Sex Research, August, 1999 by N. Kenneth Sandnabba, Pekka Santtila, Niklas Nordling) found that 18.2% had engaged in coprophilia; 3% as a sadist, 6.1% as a masochist, and 9.1% as both. 18% of heterosexuals in the study pool had tried coprophilia; 17% of gay men had (no statistically significant difference between heterosexuals and gay men). In a separate article (characteristics of a sample of sadomasochistically-oriented males with recent experience of sexual contact with animals - Sandnabba N.K.; Santtila P.; Nordling N.; Beetz A.M.; Alison L. Source: Deviant Behavior, Volume 23, Number 6, 1 November 2002), a subset of 12 men from that study who engaged in bestiality was analyzed and found that 54.5% of the 12 men had engaged in coprophilic behaviors, compared with only 8.3% of 12 of the men who didn't engage in bestiality who matched up logically with each of the 12 who did. (A matched pairs study was done).

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coprophilia in Breton: Koprofiliezh
coprophilia in Bulgarian: Копрофилия
coprophilia in Czech: Koprofilie
coprophilia in German: Koprophilie
coprophilia in Spanish: Coprofilia
coprophilia in French: Scatophilie
coprophilia in Hungarian: Koprofília
coprophilia in Italian: Coprofilia
coprophilia in Dutch: Coprolagnie
coprophilia in Japanese: スカトロフェチ
coprophilia in Norwegian: Koprofili
coprophilia in Polish: Koprofilia
coprophilia in Portuguese: Coprofilia
coprophilia in Russian: Копрофилия
coprophilia in Finnish: Koprofilia
coprophilia in Swedish: Koprofili
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