The title of this paper will be “An Examination of Zoophilia: Sexual Desires, Actions, and Orientations” which encapsulates the focus of this essay on bestiality and zoophilia from a sociological perspective. I have two research questions that I will aim to answer as I develop my thesis: how have sociologists described zoophilia in comparison to how zoophiliacs characterize their sexual desires and actions? and is zoophilia an appropriate and valid sexual orientation as examined through a queer theorist lens? I will expand upon my thesis statement through critically analyzing my main arguments.
Firstly, this essay will analyze how sociologists have described and researched zoophilia and bestiality over time and within different societies