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What's the name of the paraphilia for cannibalism?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Cannibalism

Cannibalism is not included in the dsm IV as a paraphilia; it has occurred in many non-sexual situations, and is not always accompanied by sexual desire, fantasies, or pleasure (required for a paraphilia).
Some ancient societies ate body parts of vanquished warriors. There have been murderers who ate parts of their victims, and some would call these sadists. Sadism is a known paraphilia.

In brief: Cannibalism

Cannibalism is not included in the dsm IV as a paraphilia; it has occurred in many non-sexual situations, and is not always accompanied by sexual desire, fantasies, or pleasure (required for a paraphilia).
Some ancient societies ate body parts of vanquished warriors. There have been murderers who ate parts of their victims, and some would call these sadists. Sadism is a known paraphilia.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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