Zoo Girls

“What is the relationship between consent, agency, and responsibility in this posthumanist landscape? …Does this starting point commit us to the idea that many, myself included, find difficult to swallow: that bestiality has the potential to go the way of other practices labeled ‘deviant’ and become sexually progressive?”

When philosophy professor Margret Grebowicz, who teaches at Groucher College in Baltimore, wrote these words it was after she’d spent considerable time browsing zoo porn online. “How do I know? I looked,” she writes, “…searching for free imagery, taking ‘tours’ of pay sites, registering as a user of file-sharing sites, and just clicking around, getting a general impression of what is available and under what conditions…I was interested in the intersection of this particular technological mediation with graphic narratives of interspecies desire on an experiential level…’who are the consumers of this imagery?’ is a very different question than ‘What is it like to be a consumer of this imagery?'” Though, after that much effort and thought, I find it difficult to believe myself that Grebowicz stopped at just ‘clicking around.’ At least on her mouse!

Half-joking aside, as her essay suggests, Grebowicz focused on “the interspecies imaginary that [zoo] porn produces,” and the role of this ‘imaginary’ in the ongoing construction of both femininity and feminism. Not only that, but it was clear in her writing that she sought to foster a discussion of animals as “active co-agents in the production of meanings, rather than passive screens for our anthropomorphic projections.”

Catharine MacKinnon, a feminist theorist known for her objection to pornography in most of its forms, pushed the idea that women and animals in zoo porn were victims, eroticized and made subordinate to men, objectified solely for men’s pleasure. Grebowicz disagreed, and her findings are telling. She writes:

“The most widely available [zoo porn] depicts women having sex with male horses and dogs, two species which have evolved in close proximity to humans, and that appear as figures of masculinity throughout our culture. Indeed, horses and dogs almost always appear as the male actors in the pornography itself, situated in narratives in which animals are substitutes for men where men are missing. What is eroticized in this imagery is not the power difference between the male viewer and the animal…but something very different: the size and virility of the horse, the eagerness of the dog, and so forth…humans and dogs (and many other animals) are semiotic agents. They both actively create meaning in the course of their interactions, rather than just having meaning or ‘culture’ projected onto some substratum of ‘nature.'”

Sex columnist Mish Way had a similar experience with her ‘research’ for an article on Vice. “Why would anyone want to have sex with anything other than a human being?” she writes, “But, as I logged into every bestiality forum that would accept me, read all the comment threads, uncovered all the theories from therapists, doctors, and sexologists, and talked to some female zoophiles themselves, my thoughts changed. I’m not for it, but their arguments started to seem…if not valid, at least understandable. Did my nights on Beast Forum create a type of Stockholm Syndrome?”

“I’m generalizing here, but in my clinical studies women are less interested in sexually deviant behavior,” Dr. Hani Miletski, whose groundbreaking book ‘Understanding Bestiality and Zoophilia’ is at the forefront of academic research on the subject, told Way over the phone as she began her research. “The women that were in my study actually cherished the relationship to their animal partner. That was a big part of the whole appeal to these women, and all their partners were male dogs.”

One major focus of Way’s article was famed Zoogirl Bodil Joensen. “During her peak of acceptance and popularity, Joensen did a bestiality advice column in ‘Screw’ magazine, helping other curious zoo females intimate sex with animals safely,” Way writes, “In one entry, a reader asked her what the point was in sucking off a pig, since the semen ‘is so thick and clots so fast and it can stick in your throat and choke you to death.’ Joensen responded with a beauty tip in broken English. ‘But don’t you know the semen is making a beautiful cold cream compress for the shinningness [sic] and smoothness of the face skin? No pimples any more I am having since this wonderful discovery.'”

Way’s article ends there, and it’s hard to imagine she hasn’t at least teased the idea of trying it out for herself. Same goes for Grebowicz. Point being, most of the academic literature out there on zoophilia, and the subculture we here on Art of Zoo are fostering, is being written seemingly exclusively by women. Not only that, but reputable feminist theorists. 

It begs the question – are Zoogirls at the forefront of an emergent wave of feminism? A true petfan is respectful of our Ladies’ privacy and anonymity, so they may continue exploring their sexuality in the ways they themselves see fit, unhinged by society, ungoverned by archaic laws written by closed-minded men. And, should they choose to show themselves, that is absolutely their choice. It is their expression. Not ours. Not anyone’s. 

On this site, we tend to stick to the eroticization Grebowicz initially points out, but perhaps we should be talking more about the ‘wonderful discovery’ Way ended her article with. Art Of Zoo is not just a place for Petfans to consume images, in other words, but a platform where women can be themselves freely, and voice themselves freely. The images, videos, and words they share are an extension of their true selves. 

If anything is going to change in our society for the better, it will come from women. As for our Ladies? Let us commit ourselves not only to allowing their voices to be heard, but let’s make sure they are the loudest in any room. 



Works cited:

Grebowicz, Margret. “When Species Meat: Confronting Bestiality Pornography.” New Views On Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law. AbeBooks. 2015.

Way, Mish. “Animal Urges: Women and Bestiality.” Broadly Vice. Online. https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/contributor/mish-barber-way. 2015.


Published in Animal Sex Info, Member Blogs
  1. TITSMAN 3 weeks ago

    Article is very good !!

  2. pascalhorsey 1 month ago

    The right of women to have zoosex is still not recognised everywhere but minds are evolving. While some women pretend it’s feminist to cover their sister under a individual tent, others consider that a dog who is petted for the sexual pleasure it can give is less exploited than a chicken fed for her eggs.
    Who knows if, one day, “anti specist” will be synonymous of “zoosexual”, as commonly accepted a a lifestyle ?

  3. smilingjack 1 month ago

    I can see both sides of this. Some times it looks like a woman is talked into doing something she does not really want to do. Sometimes they are just willing to do it just because. I have talked to women that love their animals. I don’t think, like most of human life, this is clear cut. Great article any way.

  4. knottystrayfan 5 months ago

    It would be amazing to feel the freedom and liberation from fear that the LGBT, queer, and trans communities are beginning to experience. I don’t know about all of you, but as a zoo, I’m surrounded by tens of thousands of people, but feel so alone as the only zoophile I know irl is me.

  5. spirit 6 months ago

    if there is no compulsion and pain, everything should be allowed.
    the advantage over a man? I can not catch any sexually transmitted diseases, I will not be cheated, I’ll love everything, no matter if I’m fine or wear only jeans

  6. shivarizoo 9 months ago

    Las minorías sexuales han tomado fuerza y son cada vez mas las mujeres que manifiestan el gusto a la zoofilia, satisfacen sus deseos sexuales en su lívido mas alto.

  7. kinky9989 10 months ago

    If a woman makes a choice to have sex with a male dog and the dog is not forced and is not hurt in any way and it is done behind closed doors , who’s right is it to judge her as long she has the pleasure she is looking for .

  8. tonoftongue 10 months ago

    Great article and yes animals would be treated much better if pet love was allowed and people educated on how to take care of their pet in a sexual situation.

  9. rocketghk 12 months ago

    Could you all kindly tell me why you don’t no longer have those breath taking beautiful pictures in a selection called the galley.Those pictures where so tastefully beautiful and taken.Why in world do you all not have them on this site anymore.A great informative entertaining web site you all have indeed.But that was a nice benefits of the site and loved looking at those.Please if you can kindly get back to me and let me know why you no longer have them on the site.But besides that keep up the great work it’s a one of a kind web site and i still love it thank you.

    • adam 12 months ago

      Hi yes sorry we had to reorganize a bit. We have better plans for that in the future 🙂

  10. k9evangelist 12 months ago

    I’m convinced that sex with a dog is the ultimate in women’s sexual liberation.

    • adam 12 months ago

      Agreed K9Evangelist. To be fair, we are probably a touch biased 😉 Doesn’t alter the truth of it though eh.

    • k9austria 2 weeks ago

      Hallo k9evengelist … nicht nur für Frauen, Ich würde es auch genießen 🙂

  11. ambrezoo91 1 year ago

    I think we should talk about zoosexuality and that it can be accepted in the same way as heterosexuality or homosexuality, provided of course that the animal is respected and voluntary. if the animal does not want, we do not care and there are sex toys very well made …

    • jay27 11 months ago

      i totally agree pet love is real and alive more than ppl think and this life style should be accepted. # great article

    • k9austria 2 weeks ago

      ambrezoo91 … das sehe ich genauso. Leider wird Zoosexualität von den “angeblichen” Tierfreunden verhindert. Sie lassen lieber ihre Tiere kastrieren und berauben sie ihrer natürlichen Sexualität … und finden das “tierlieb”.

      Ich würde mich freiwillig als Hündin zur Verfügung stellen, damit die Tiere ihrem natürlichen Drang zur Fortpflanzung folgen könnten. Es wäre eine natürlcihe Geburtenkontrolle bei der beide Seiten etwas davon haben.

  12. jessica420 1 year ago

    I think that it empowers women.

  13. therealsuperbitch 1 year ago

    Thank you. Great article. I welcome the day when petlove is considered just another lifestyle choice.

  14. dogslucy 1 year ago

    I think that the beastiality is a Good way if you wanna a tropical experiencie LOL, but thihs practice Will be a choice for the Brave Women.
    When i have my first experiencies i went a conclution, the beastiality is easier for our, the girls.

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      psychgaze 1 year ago

      Thank you! Would you consider posting your thoughts about the experience here after it happens?

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    psychgaze 2 years ago

    Thank you! Would love to hear more comments on this!

    • youarebeautiful 1 year ago

      Some very goid observations and research. I believe it’s a form of rebellion against the “norms” of society. But with that in mind, how do you define “normal”. Is it what other “powers that be” dictate how you are supposed to live. But wait it goes way beyond that. People will do what they want all be it behind closed doors. There is a llt of pressure on oeople now adays. Maritial, money etc. So now a woman goes “to heck with it” I need something that pleases me with no complications and no strings attached. I’ve seen some vids and it appears the women genuinly enjoy the activity. Perhaps in some cases they desperately need money or are being exploited by someone (that in itself is wron) however in most cases the women seem to genuinly enjoy their private time what ever that may be. So where do we go from here ..

      • darkcat4u 1 year ago

        You’ve hit the nail on the head…!
        thank you for your words, they speak from my soul …!

  16. sxjiumchenyi 2 years ago


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