October 22, 2003

*What Do You Know?

About bestiality...

Sex with animals. I haven't posted anything truly disgusting in awhile, so I'm overdue. To any new readers, my apologies.

It's in the extended. Not for everyone. (But not graphic either.)

A 1948 survey of U.S. citizens found that 8% of adult males had sexual contact with animals...4% of men in cities and 17% of men in rural areas. These sexual acts included vaginal intercourse, masturbation of the animal, and oral sex (mostly with dogs and calves).

In the same 1948 survey, 36% of women owned up to having sexual contact with animals. The split was even between urban and rural women, and mostly involved oral sex with cats and dogs.

Sex between women and animals was common in the Roman circus. Usually the woman was a condemned convict who was penetrated by bulls, donkeys, and large dogs. The women often died.

Sometimes female slaves in the Colosseum were coupled with animals ranging from giraffes to lions to wild boars. The animals were specially trained. Their keepers probably accomplished this by smearing the secretions of female animals in heat onto the human females.

In 7th Century Ireland, bestiality was simply equated with masturbation by Church law. In 13th Century Sweden, bestiality was outlawed. Previously, the perpetrator was only fined if the animal's owner claimed damages. Later in Europe the practice was more heavily penalized...laws against bestiality were often passed alongside laws against homosexual sex.

In 1642 a New England colonist was convicted of sex with a mare, a cow, two goats, five sheep, two calves, and a turkey. The colonist and the animals were all condemned to die, except the sheep. No one could tell the abused sheep apart from the rest of the flock, so they were spared.

Some societies have been rather tolerant of bestiality...it was considered normal in some Native American tribes.

The ancient Egyptians were relatively unfazed...one sect conducted orgies with goats as part of a fertility rite. Having sex with a female crocodile was considered lucky.

The Hittites' code of law in 1400 B.C. declared sex with a cow, sheep, or pig was to be punished. Sex with a horse or mule was okay.

Posted by Jennifer at October 22, 2003 11:22 AM


"Having sex with a female crocodile was considered lucky."

- - -Lucky?

I do not think that word means what you think it means.

Posted by: Jon Henke at October 22, 2003 11:56 AM

The thing is, it was thought to bring luck. Hence...lucky.

Posted by: Jennifer at October 22, 2003 12:00 PM

Jen: This type of bahavior is only allowed in The Champagne Room

Posted by: The Bartender at October 22, 2003 12:56 PM

Within the context of weird-to-the-max, this:

No one could tell the abused sheep apart from the rest of the flock, so they were spared.

Is really pretty sensible.

No sense in waste, right?

Posted by: Trey Givens at October 22, 2003 02:33 PM

It all makes sense, really. I mean what goes on between a man and a consenting adult farm animal...

Posted by: name withheld at October 22, 2003 05:33 PM


Posted by: Jennifer at October 22, 2003 06:13 PM

Texas, where men are men and sheep are nervous. Iowa, where men are men and the sheep are used to it...

Posted by: Pete at October 22, 2003 06:31 PM

Minisota, Where the men are lonely and the sheep are scared.

Posted by: Rachael at October 22, 2003 06:46 PM


New York, home of the Yankees.

Posted by: Jennifer at October 22, 2003 06:48 PM

This reminds me of a joke about why Scotsmen wear kilts.

Posted by: Alan at October 22, 2003 08:41 PM

I think maybe sex with a crocodile was considered lucky if you survived.

Jennifer, you've out-grossed yourself. I don't know if I should be proud of you or what.

Posted by: Victor at October 23, 2003 07:14 AM

You can never criticize me again for being gross. Sick bastard.

Posted by: Bill at October 23, 2003 07:32 AM

I never criticized you for being gross, Bill. Why do you think I read your blog?

Victor, do you really think so? I thought I had some worse ones.

Posted by: Jennifer at October 23, 2003 07:44 AM

Grossness is in the eye of the grossee.

Posted by: Victor at October 23, 2003 08:35 AM

"San Francisco, where the men are men and the women are, too!"

Posted by: J. Fielek at October 23, 2003 11:25 AM

If you have not seen this before put your drink down now Sex and the Kitty

Posted by: azygos at October 23, 2003 02:41 PM

Eww!! How does that even happen? "Ooo, lookee, there's an animal, I think I'll poke it!" What the huh?

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 23, 2003 09:23 PM

So......it sounds like you're all for loosening up laws on bestiality? Don't worry, it's where the country's going, so you're not alone.

I'm curious though as to why more women are into it than men. You'd really think it was the other way around.


Posted by: Octavian at October 26, 2003 09:35 PM

Don't blame me for any of this.

I'm a bachelor, and I live on the Left Coast, a zillion miles from the farming heartland. :-)

Posted by: Kiril at October 29, 2003 03:31 PM