Date: September 20, 2019
“Pedophilia (alternatively spelt paedophilia) is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children. Although girls typically begin the process of puberty at age 10 or 11, and boys at age 11 or 12, criteria for pedophilia extend the cut-off point for prepubescence to age 13. A person must be at least 16 years old, and at least five years older than the prepubescent child, for the attraction to be diagnosed as pedophilia.
Pedophilia is termed pedophilic disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), and the manual defines it as a paraphilia involving intense and recurrent sexual urges towards and fantasies about prepubescent children that have either been acted upon or which cause the person with the attraction distress or interpersonal difficulty. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) defines it as a “sustained, focused, and intense pattern of sexual arousal—as manifested by persistent sexual thoughts, fantasies, urges, or behaviours—involving pre-pubertal children.” – wikipedia”
There is plenty of issue that needs to be taken with that description…
…and I don’t think I am ever going to get past, anyone saying that intergenerational sexual relations is “rightly stigmatized”.
Pedophilia is different from pedophilic disorder. You can be a pedophile, and not have pedophilic disorder.
Pedophilic disorder, is when pedophilia causes you such distress, that it stops you from being able to live your life…It’s not merely being a pedophile.
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