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“[Midas Dekkers] writes in a fluent, virtuoso, playful style, with striking comparisons, neat formulations and most of all with great flair. He has an unsurpassed gift for unearthing the oddest details in the biological field; his view of animals is unsentimental, but not without feeling, and some of his short sketches rank with the most moving literature on animals.”—NRC Handelsblad

“A frisky and erudite romp that rambles from discussions of myth and art to psychology and sexology ... Dekkers’s book is never prurient, but it bears the unmistakable flair of a true enthusiast.”—LA Weekly

“Dekker’s own dirty mind is on delightful display in Dearest Pet, one of the most engaging books likely ever to have been written on the subject of, ahem, bestiality ... Dearest Pet is an eclectic and erudite series of reflections on the sexual imagination, containing intriguing ideas on the meaning of human identity; examinations of the erotic powers of leather and fur; discussions of cross-species sexuality in writing and art, from Leda the Swan to King Kong; and presentations of some practical problems.”—LA Reader

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Dutch --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Verso (December 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859843107
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859843109
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,698,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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33 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Fernando Melendez on December 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
The subject of sexual congress between human and beast is heavy stuff. It moves sexuality to a higher (or lower, have your pick) dimension, for the object of lust is not another human, or an inanimate object, but a living oprganism capable of its own pleasures and lust. Crossing interspecies barriers is not something to be taken lightly.
All religions and most political systems are very displeased with the notion of man-beast sexual congress. Not so long ago, conviction of such an activity would lead to burning at the stake. Bestiality has intrinsic gravitas.
The book by Midas Dekkers is best defined in terms of what it is not: certainly it is not a "how to" book, nor is it an erotic or lascivious tract. Even is many illustrations lack eroticism. The book leaves most things involving the actual coupling up to the reader's imagination. Nor is it a scientific tract, nor a survey, nor a sexology book. It covers art, and history, and plenty of gossip. Things of that nature; so if the potential reader is seeking a perverse little jolt, this book is not the way of obtaining it.
It explains, in passing, that the most frequent human-animal contacts occur between male and beast; that the woman-animal connection is fairly rare but yet appears more frequently in art and literature than the male-beast duo. The explanation for this is that until recently women were poorly represented as artists and writers, and therefore it was men who defined the acts and perhaps ventilated their fantasies in the process. The many portrayals of Leda and the swan attest to this. The swan, incidentaly, was Zeus in disguise.... Now there is an example of the little gems of information that abound in the book....
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40 of 52 people found the following review helpful By sj34@lucent.com (Steve Johnston) on August 7, 1999
Format: Hardcover
If you are looking for a book to simply explain the "How to's" (although it does contain some sexual details) this is not it BUT if you are looking for a book that will stimulate your mind, is full of profound theories as to the history and culture differences that bestiality conveys around the world, look no further. While a very small amount of information is very mildly opinionated, it does satisfy two things. Firstly, it is hard to put down and stimulates the mind to consider, ponder and perhaps sympathize with an alternative sexual lifestyle that is not as morally perverse as many think considering its historical background over the last few thousand years. Secondly, it offers quite insightful comments on our love of animals from a sexual and non-sexual sense. This is a book you can read and learn from. Education is a wonderful thing, ignorance is pitiful. The author does not try to persuade you of a sexual lifestyle you may condone or object to but simply lays out facts for you to draw your own conclusions including some clever thought provoking comments like why we are fascinated by fur coats and leather, why certain animals are fond pet favorites. It also deals with factual historical details on bestiality. Some of the origins which you may find downright astonishing and religously could be considered blasphemous. If you are disgusted by the subject matter, read this and perhaps gain an insight why others are not. If you are mildly interested in understanding the subject read on. If you have a fascination for the subject, read and learn why. Whatever your reasons, you don't have to agree with everything but you will gain an education. If you are simply looking for porn material, go buy a magazine with pictures and few words or rent a video.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 28, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I read this book on a research project on human sexuality. Of the millions of titles available in our school library this was the only one dealing directly with sexual behavior between animals and humans. Other surveys touch upon bestiality but this is the only book I am aware of that is wholly dedicated to it. The author begins with a personal anecdote about her close encounter as a young woman. The only problem is that the translation does not read well. I hope that a better translator pops along in the future.
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35 of 49 people found the following review helpful By R. Santorum on December 23, 2003
Format: Paperback
I thought this was a really fascinating book that helped me understand better and feel more comfortable with some of the awkward feelings I've been having for my dog.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Juhani on March 5, 2015
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Open your mind. To understand what are bestiality
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