B4U-ACT: Request for MAPs to Participate in Study about Attraction…


Date: December 09, 2017

01) Request for MAPs to Participate in Study about Attraction

“B4U-ACT regularly collaborates with and advertises studies we feel will contribute to professional understanding of MAPs and/or to MAPs’ well-being. If you are an MAP and you’d like to contribute to such professional understanding, please consider participating in the online study described below, being conducted by a master’s student from Vrije University in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), in cooperation with the University of Ottawa and the Royal Mental Hospital (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada):

We are looking for adult men or women (18 or older) who are attracted to children (14 or younger) to complete a secure, anonymous online survey. The survey has two parts:

Survey 1 asks questions about experiences of sexual and romantic attraction to children (and adults, if relevant).

Survey 2 is about the physical and psychological characteristics that are attractive about children (and adults, if relevant).

Each survey takes about 10-15 minutes. The study is completely anonymous. After each first study, you will be asked if you would like to participate in the other study. This is totally voluntary.”


10 thoughts on “B4U-ACT: Request for MAPs to Participate in Study about Attraction…

  1. David Kennerly

    These are sometimes fun. I always want to add or rephrase their multiple-choice responses, though. The omissions are always so glaring.

    1. eqfoundation Post author

      I know. It’s hard to say what “the perfect” questionnaire is, on this subject matter…But you always get left with the feeling, that you still have not found such a thing…No matter who does the study.

      I’ve only rarely got to snoop around, and give feedback on the questionnaire, itself, prior to the actual collection of data.

      I have yet to take either…So, hopefully this is open for a while.

  2. feinmann0

    Thanks for the link to this survey.

    I have yet again completed a paedophile-related questionnaire and in so doing have given a little part of me … in the full knowledge that I will never receive anything in return. Rather begs the question: Why on earth do I do it?

    1. eqfoundation Post author

      …The altruistic nature, of making the world a better place? 🙂

      I’ve done a fair number of these, also…Though I still have yet to do these two.

      I usually find the hardest part, determining if the people behind the research are worthy of my trust [and time]…

      …The second hardest part [though, honestly, I should not order these by “hardest”], is giving answers to questions with more than one reasonable interpretation.

      I seem to run into that second issue, a fair bit.

    2. Yure

      Some studies have concluded really nicely upon listening to non-offending MAPs, even if they are supportive of changes in the law. I don’t think it’s wasted effort. In fact, this issue and many others can not be solved without dialogue. They want to listen to us now. I really grab all those surveys and do them almost gleefully, even knowing that they may misuse some data.

  3. Yure

    Those were alright questionnaries. Someone pointed out “sweet Jesus Christ, Michael Seto is behind it!”, but I don’t think Seto has listened to non-offending MAPs before. Actually, the study is being conducted by Frederica, not Seto, who seems to be just “orienting” her. Maybe Seto learns something new, as all studies by him that I have heard of have forensic samples, which conflates pedophiles and situational offenders. Maybe he rethinks his position. Sure, it may be unlikely, but just maybe…?

    1. eqfoundation Post author

      Could be.

      I never know how any one MAP is going to react to it, whenever I publish one of these links.

      There is always something, that someone does not like about it.

      1. feinmann0

        Steve, I have mentioned the questionnaire link in several places online, as I, like Yure, feel there is no harm in engaging with it, other than the likelihood of never getting to hearing the conclusions once the research has been completed and written up.

        One comment I received was negative from a high-profile mainland-Europe MAP: “B4UAct is an organization that I don’t like. And I never participate in surveys. In this pedo-negative climate surveys can be used against us.” But I’d say to that, B4UAct is not the agency carrying out that particular research initiative, plus the fact that this guy has his own pro-contact and pro-child-erotica themed website content, would equally likely attract paedo-negativity.

        Re the survey, it is interesting that the researcher was attempting to compartmentalise minor-attracted individuals into two camps (if I recall correctly). This only became apparent to me in the latter stages of the survey. A mistake I think given Kinsey’s quote: “The world is not to be divided into sheep and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white. It is a fundamental of taxonomy that nature rarely deals with discrete categories. Only the human mind invents categories and tries to force facts into separated pigeon-holes. The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects. The sooner we learn this concerning human sexual behavior, the sooner we shall reach a sound understanding of the realities of sex.”

      2. eqfoundation Post author

        Thank you for that.

        I’ve always heavily leaned towards the pro-engage stance. I guess it’s just the type of animal I am.

        I’ll also take the surveys, soon…I’m just tired and dragging, right now.

  4. eqfoundation Post author

    There! I finally took both surveys…

    Not the best screen capture, as I had to shrink down the browser display to get it all in one “shot”…But, yes…I do take part in these.


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