Lust murder is a subcategory of sexual homicide in which perpetrators sadistically and brutally murders their victims to achieve ultimate sexual satisfaction. They typically repeat their killings, thus constituting serial murder. Despite the serial aspect of these killings, lust murder still remains a distinct subcategory of both sexual and serial murder. It is also referred to as erotophonophilia, one of the most extreme forms of paraphilia. Paraphilia is defined as a sexual deviation in which the paraphilic individual seeks unusual sexual objects, rituals, or specific situations to achieve full sexual satisfaction. There are a number of essential elements to paraphilic behaviors, including fantasy, compulsive masturbation, and facilitating agents such as alcohol, drugs, and pornography. The fantasy system of the individual is a vital component in ...

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