An upcoming documentary by Kareem Tabsch and Joey Daoud is about a man, Malcolm J. Brenner, who says he had an "intimate" relationship, both sexually, physically and emotionally, with a dolphin named Dolly back in the 1970s.
The doc, called Dolphin Lover, elaborates on Brenner’s book Wet Goddess: Recollections of a Dolphin Lover and the trailer features Brenner talking about his summer love affair with Dolly while he was working at a theme park.
Your immediate reaction is obviously one of revulsion, but Jia Tolentino from Jezebel interviewed Brenner and says she was "was struck by the sincere, troubled and complicated intimacy with which Brenner recalls these events, which took place when he was only 19."
Brenner also says he thinks his zoophilia can be linked back to abuse he suffered as a child.
He tells jezebel, "I attribute my zoophilia to a protracted period of molestation at the hands of my childhood psychiatrist, now linked to many such crimes." (He also compares zoophilia to interracial dating, hoping that one day, the former may be as acceptable as the latter.)
Speaking about his first sexual encounter with Dolly, Malcolm says:
It felt like I was making love with the ocean itself. It felt like, first of all, that I had forgiven myself—gotten over my hesitations about finally giving her what she wanted. When I had that realization, then it just seemed there was this energy surging between us, growing more intense, bringing us both to orgasm. Some scientists say that female animals don't have orgasms, but I know she did. She vocalized it.