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This is going to sound creepy, and I'm not trying to be funny: I sometimes wonder how many morticians are necrophiliacs. I wonder if the chances of a mortician performing such acts would increase
if the deceased were an actress, etc. I also wonder how morticians feel about doing what they do. Do they ever feel creepy, and if you're married to a mortician, how do you feel about having sex with them if you know hours earier that the person may have been embalming someone?
Posted:3/2/2001
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Kitty , Caribou, ME, United States , 39 , Female , in my own world , 1/2 native, 1/2 white , Straight , psychotherapist , Over 4 Years of College , Middle class
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Subject: I seriously considered that as a profession
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Not mortician, but medical examiner. I can't speak for everyone obviously but I myself am not a necropheliac. I wanted to go into it to help solve crimes and put murderers behind bars with the evidence picked up from the bodies, and also to help grieving familes get closure.
As for sex with one, when I'm in 'that mood', I don't think about what my boyfriend was doing hours before at work. I think about what's going on right then with us. If he dealt with bodies every day, though, I'd probably make him take a shower first! lol
Posted:4/17/2005
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Lauren , Tampa, FL, United States , 18 , Female , Christian , White/Caucasian , Straight , student , High School Diploma , Upper middle class
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Subject: Having talked frankly with several morticians...
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I have had the chance to talk casually and candidly with several morticians and have read books ont he funeral trade and what in general happens to dead bodies. I myself am a locksmith and have not dealt with dead bodies but I think due to the career-risking creepiness fo teh subject this is about the best response you are going to get.

The mortician I knew said half the people in mortuary sciences school (whcih she had to go to for four years) were in the trade because they were the kind who either had a family member inthe business or they considered it a gift that they absolutely could nto be grossed out by anything. The other half of the peopel there were just freaks who had a sick fascination with death. It's the latter half who are probably going to fuck a dead body if anyone is.

About all I ever heard of in the way of morticians and necrophilia is that there is no one in the funeral business who doesn't suspect at least one other person in the trade of having had sex with a dead body. Think about it...assuming you can handle dead bodies, the thought is going to occur to the average mortician at some point. And of you get that many peopel thining about it, a scant few out there are going to do it. But for the most part I think you're pretty safe if you die and have to be worked on. The embalming room is not that private of a place and other employees are free to come and go and ask you questions as you work, ect.

Several people are rumoured to have had sex with Marilyn Monroe's corpse.
Posted:11/27/2004
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Jeff , Austin, TX, United States
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Subject: Mortician
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I have been in the funeral business for 10 years and have only heard rumors of people being necrophiliacs. I cannot say with any certainty that I know of anyone personally.

I am very proud of what I do. I take off my work clothes at the door and immediately shower upon entering my home, so as not to spread any germs on to my family.

No one I have been in contact with has ever been bothered by the fact that I may have just embalmed a body.
Posted:6/25/2004
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Christianna , St. Paul, MN, United States , 32 , Female , Lutheran , White/Caucasian , Straight , Mortician , Over 4 Years of College , Middle class
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Subject: That's a myth
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Have you ever met a mortician? Have you ever met a necrophiliac? We have to take extreme precautions in the embalming room and have had more than a little training on microbacteria, human anatomy, pathology, etc...so we know how unclean and unsanitary that dead human body really is. OSHA gives us strict codes to follow all for our protection. We have to be covered from head to toe with protective garments which we call PPE's (personal protective equipment). I'm sure there are one or two bad apples in our bunch as I'm sure there are a few whacked out psychotherapists but for the most part we are well adjusted members of society with a job we love. Wondering how many morticians are necrophiliacs is like me wondering how many psychologists are like Hannibal Lecture.
Posted:11/27/2002
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D , Costa Mesa, CA, United States , 32 , Female , Agnostic , White/Caucasian , Straight , Student , 2 Years of College , Middle class
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Subject: Dealing with dead bodies...
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When I was in High School, I worked part time at a funeral home. It was very strange. I was involved in the entire 'process', including some pretty gruesome stuff. As far as any desire to have sex with any dead people: no way! I saw many different people, including women that WERE attractive 'in life' and that thought was about the furthest thing from my mind. You develop a kind of 'they're just a slab of meat' mentallity real quick.

My boss, the mortician, or funeral home director (whatever you want to call him) was an interesting guy. He was not creepy at all. He lived above the funeral home. So at any given time he had any number of dead people in his house. His wife and family seemed normal and didn't really talk about his job much. I can't say as to how his wife felt about what he did, but I imagine, like him, it wasn't as big of a deal as it is to people that don't have any experience with jobs dealing with dead people.

As for me, personally, the job bothered me. Not because of the physical aspect, but more for the emotional. You were basically surrouned by grief. I'm sure that my boss was affected by that more than the 'dead body' issue, although I never noticed it.
Posted:4/5/2002
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Bill , Detroit, MI, United States , 26 , Male , White/Caucasian , Straight , Small Business Owner , High School Diploma , Upper middle class
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Subject: funeral directors and necrophilia
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Kitty, wow what a question. I've wondered some of the same things but I suspect it is just a macabre fantasy that the rest of us have. I knew a family growing up where the father was a funeral director and his daughter, (but not his son go figure)followed him into the business. They were awfully normal or so they seemed. The daugther and I are the same age and once I asked her about her career choice. She didn't talk about the embalming just the way they tried to help the family members left behind as they experienced their grief and loss at the death of a loved one. There are other professions where the practitioners deal with certain human intimacies, your's for instance. Hey how about procologists or gynocologists? I suspect that after a while it's all a job. Seen one, seen them all they say. At least that's my projection :).
Posted:2/15/2002
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Nice guy , Boston, MA, United States , 21 , Male , Agnostic , White/Caucasian , Straight , student , 4 Years of College , Middle class
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