"We've all got the power in our hands to kill, but most people are afraid to use it. The ones who aren't afraid, control life itself."
Hybristophilia is a psychological disorder that involves a sexual attraction to those who have performed atrocities such as murder or rape. It is also known as the ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ syndrome and can see the person contact the criminal and even marry them. Well known examples of this include groupies for infamous figures such as Ted Bundy and Richard Ramirez.
Psychiatrists have given several examples -
1. Some believe they can change a man as cruel and powerful as a serial killer.
2. Others “see” the little boy that the killer once was and seek to nurture him.
3. Then there’s the notion of the “perfect boyfriend.” She knows where he is at all times and she knows he’s thinking about her. While she can claim that someone loves her, she does not have to endure the day-to-day issues involved in most relationships. There’s no laundry to do, no cooking for him, and no accountability to him. She can keep the fantasy charged up for a long time.
"These women cannot help this, but they can get therapy to help live with their ‘sickness’. Any kind of women can experience this even if they don’t know about it. It mostly happens to women who have had abusive relationships with men.”