Updated: JANUARY 6, 2020

Avisodomy is the act of sexual intercourse involving a bird and a human male. Avisodomy is a type of bestiality.

The term avisodomy is a combination of the Latin term avis, meaning bird, and sodomy. People who have sex with birds are called avisodomists. Marquis de Sade and Larry Flynt are among the notable figures who’ve confessed to avisodomy.

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Large birds, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese, are most commonly involved in avisodomy. A man engaging in avisodomy often breaks the bird’s neck during the sexual act. This causes the bird’s cloaca sphincter, the point of penetration, to constrict and spasm, which feels pleasurable for the man.

People have had sex with birds throughout history. Tales of avisodomy are woven throughout mythology and folklore. Thirteenth century laws considered avisodomy a lesser offense than sex with mammalian farm animals, like horses and cows, as fowl were less expensive to replace. People could also be punished for consuming a bird after having sex with it. Even if the bird didn’t die during the encounter, it was often slaughtered after the act because it was deemed unfit for eating. In 1886, Richard von Krafft-Ebing became the first academic to write of avisodomy in his book Psychopathia Sexualis.

People may engage in avisodomy because they are curious or because they have a fetish for birds, known as ornithophilia.


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