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Important works of research

Identifying the Coping Strategies of Nonoffending Pedophilic and Hebephilic Individuals From Their Online Forum Posts…


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Date: November 09, 2020

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“Sarah J. Jones, Caoilte Ó Ciardha, Ian A. Elliott

Abstract

Individuals who identify as pedophilic or hebephilic, and who do not offend, are increasingly visible in online discourse and as a focus of research. Developing knowledge about this population will offer insights into their psychological needs and, potentially, into the mechanisms and strategies individuals use to live offense-free lives. This study examined coping strategies among members of an online forum supporting pedohebephilic individuals who do not wish to offend. Forum users’ posts were analyzed using thematic analysis. Eleven themes emerged, which were classifiable into three superordinate themes around (a) the acceptance of pedophilia, (b) strategies to stay safe, and (c) dealing with sexual arousal. These themes offer insight into the varying strategies used by these individuals to cope with stress and/or to remain offense-free. Understanding whether these strategies are adaptive or maladaptive may help develop better support services for those who have not offended and may inform prevention efforts.”

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Rind, Bruce (2016): Reactions to First Postpubertal Female Same-Sex Sexual Experience in the Kinsey Sample: A Comparison of Minors with Peers, Minors with Adults, and Adults with Adults…


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Date: November 01, 2020

01) Filip30: new results from Kinsey-study about child-adult-sex…

“Good news! The most important scientific magazine about sexuality has published a new article by Bruce Rind:

Rind, Bruce (2016): Reactions to First Postpubertal Female Same-Sex Sexual Experience in the Kinsey Sample: A Comparison of Minors with Peers, Minors with Adults, and Adults with Adults. Archives of Sexual Behavior, published online October 25th 2016

Bruce Rind writes about his study:

“This study examined reactions to first postpubertal same-sex sexual experience in the Kinsey female same-sex sample (consisting of females with extensive postpubertal same-sex experience) as a function of participant and partner ages. (…) Data were collected by Kinsey interviewers between 1939 and 1961 (M year=1947). Girls under 18 (M age=14.9), whose sexual experience was with a woman (M age=26.3), reacted positively just as often as girls under 18 (M age=14.1) with peers (Mage=15.0) and women (Mage=22.7)with women (Mage=26.3). The positive-reaction rates were, respectively, 85, 82, and 79 %. In a finer-graded analysis, younger adolescent girls (B14) (Mage=12.8) with women (Mage=27.4) had a high positive reaction rate (91%), a rate reached by no other group. For women (M age=22.2) with same-aged peers (M age=22.3), this rate was 86%.Girls with peers or women had no emotionally negative reactions (e.g., fear, disgust, shame, regret);women with women rarely did. Results contradicted prevailing clinical, legal, and lay beliefs that minor–adult sex is inherently traumatic and would be distinguished as such compared to age-concordant sex.”

It is very interesting to see that once again older minors did NOT like sex with adults more than younger minors. This is the same result as in several other studies. Here comes the new result in this issue:

“Minors´ positive reaction (enjoyed “much”) to first postpubertal same-sex sexual experience as a function of age at experience, in original Kinsey female same-sex sample”:

Minor less or equal 11 years old + adult: 100 % (n=1)
Minor 12 years old + adult: 100 % (n=1)
Minor 13 years old + adult: 100 % (n=5)
Minor 14 years old + adult: 75 % (n=4)
Minor 15 years old + adult: 100 % (n=2)
Minor 16 years old + adult: 67 % (n=3)
Minor 17 years old + adult: 80 % (n=10)

“Rates of positive and negative reactions to first postpubertal same-sex sexual experience, in Kinsey female same-sex sample, by five finergraded participant-partner age groups”:

Minor + peer – Enoyed “much” – 82 % (N=78)
Minor less equal 14 + adult – 91 % (N=11)
Minor (15-17) + adult – 80 % (N=58)
Adult + peer adult – 86 % (N=58)
Adult + older adult – 63 % (N=30)
Total 81 % (N=192)

Correction:

Sorry, in one sentence not 58 but 15 girls were involved:

wrong: “Minor (15-17) + adult – 80 % (N=58)”

right: “Minor (15-17) + adult – 80 % (N=15)”

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Trigger Warnings Fail to Help and May Even Harm…


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Date: October 24, 2020

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“A new study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science shines additional light on this ongoing debate and finds that trigger warnings offer little to no help in avoiding painful memories and perhaps are even harmful for the survivors of past emotional trauma.

“Specifically, we found that trigger warnings did not help trauma survivors brace themselves to face potentially upsetting content,” said Payton Jones, a researcher at Harvard University and lead author on the study. “In some cases, they made things worse.”

Worryingly, the researchers discovered that trigger warnings seem to increase the extent to which people see trauma as central to their identity, which can worsen the impact of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the long run.

“Over the past decade, there has been extensive debate on the appropriateness of trigger warnings, particularly in academic environments, where they have been accused of promoting censorship,” Jones said. “Other critics have suggested the trigger warnings may create an unrealistic bubble, free from negative thoughts, which would not prepare students for life beyond academia.”

Whether trigger warnings are explicitly harmful was less clear, though Jones and his colleagues did find evidence that trigger warnings increased the belief that their trauma is an essential part of a survivor’s life story, which research has shown is countertherapeutic.

“I was surprised that something so small—a few trigger warnings in a short experiment—could influence the way someone views their trauma,” noted Jones. “In our culture, I think we overemphasize how important trauma should be in a person’s life. Trigger warnings are one example of this.”

02) Helping or Harming? The Effect of Trigger Warnings on Individuals With Trauma Histories

“Trigger warnings alert trauma survivors about potentially disturbing forthcoming content. However, empirical studies on trigger warnings suggest that they are functionally inert or cause small adverse side effects. We conducted a preregistered replication and extension of a previous experiment. Trauma survivors (N = 451) were randomly assigned to either receive or not to receive trigger warnings before reading passages from world literature. We found no evidence that trigger warnings were helpful for trauma survivors, for participants who self-reported a posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis, or for participants who qualified for probable PTSD, even when survivors’ trauma matched the passages’ content. We found substantial evidence that trigger warnings countertherapeutically reinforce survivors’ view of their trauma as central to their identity. Regarding replication hypotheses, the evidence was either ambiguous or substantially favored the hypothesis that trigger warnings have no effect. In summary, we found that trigger warnings are not helpful for trauma survivors.”

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Performative Rage Over Pedophilia Doesn’t Protect Kids…


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Date: October 18, 2020

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“For decades, I’ve worked with people in poverty, those who experience abuse and neglect, and those who perpetrate abuse. My goal has always been to help reduce future abuse and violence. Like many, I’ve experienced anger and rage at those who use sexuality to harm others. But I’ve come to learn that these feelings, while understandable, don’t help to prevent more abuse. In fact, they may make it worse.

Suddenly, it seems like we are at war with people who want to “normalize” sex with children, and social media is filled with cries for murder, execution, and cancellation of anyone associated.

Most children who experience sexual abuse are abused by people they know. Over 90% of sexual assaults against children, are committed by relatives, siblings, parents, teachers, pastors, ministers, or neighbors.

Less than half (around 40%) of sexual assaults against children are committed by pedophiles.

Pedophilia…is not, in and of itself alone, a highly significant risk factor for sexual abuse of children. I know this seems hard to believe, but research demonstrates that it is antisocial personality traits, low empathy for the victim, disinhibiting drugs and alcohol, and isolation which lead to sexual abuse of children.

Many people with pedophilic disorder never sexually abuse children.

Pedophiles appear to be born, not made, and have distinct neurological differences which correlate with these disturbed sexual desires. But when pedophiles have empathy, have an awareness of the need to follow social rules, and are sober, these people appear to have no clear risk for sexually abusive behavior.”

He seems to confuse pedophilia with pedophilic disorder, and paints the mere status of being a pedophile as “disordered”…Which, personally having lived half a century this way…I’m just going to come right out and say it…

…That is grossly wrong.

As a pedophile, I am not disordered!

I do appreciate his further comments on the immigration children, held up and sexually abused in “our” political and legal system…and how so few of the outraged and angry, ever say anything about those kids.

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Arousal to Pedophilic Stimuli in Normal Men (Hall et al.)…


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Date: October 15, 2020

01) Arousal to Pedophilic Stimuli in Normal Men (Hall et al.)

“Hall et al studied a community sample of normal men and found that fully 25% of them reacted to pedophilic pornography at levels that equaled or exceeded their response to adult pornography.

Hall, G.C.N., Hirschman, R., & Oliver, L.L., “Sexual Arousal and Arousability to Pedophilic Stimuli in a Community Sample of Normal Men,” Behavior Therapy, Vol. 26, 1995, pp. 681-694.

Abstract

Self-reported and physiological sexual arousal to adult and pedophilic stimuli were examined among 80 men drawn from a sample of volunteers. Over 1/4 of the current subjects self-reported pedophilic interest or exhibited penile arousal to pedophilic stimuli that equaled or exceeded arousal to adult stimuli. The hypothesis that arousal to pedophilic stimuli is a function of general sexual arousability factors was supported in that pedophilic and adult heterosexual arousal were positively correlated, particularly in the physiological data. Subjects who were highly arousable, insofar as they were unable to voluntarily and completely inhibit their sexual arousal, were more sexually aroused by all stimuli than were subjects who were able to inhibit their sexual arousal. Thus, arousal to pedophilic stimuli does not necessarily correspond with pedophilic behavior.”

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Stigmatization of People With Pedophilia: A Blind Spot in Stigma Research…


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Date: September 08, 2020

01) Stigmatization of People With Pedophilia: A Blind Spot in Stigma Research

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ABSTRACT. Stigmatization restricts people’s opportunities in life and has severe consequences on mental health and psychological well-being. This article focuses on stigmatization research on pedophilia. Based on an extensive literature search, it reviews studies that have empirically determined lay theories, stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination against people with pedophilia, as well as the effect of stigma on this group. The review reveals a scarcity of empirical studies on the subject (11). Although the majority of studies give at least an indication that stigma against people with pedophilia is highly prevalent, we also identified severe methodological limitations and a lack of a unifying and systematic research agenda. We discuss the need for more theory-driven, rigorous, and representative empirical studies and propose perspectives and requirements for the scientific study of stigma against people with pedophilia.”

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‘I Despise Myself for Thinking about Them.’ A Thematic Analysis of the Mental Health Implications and Employed Coping Mechanisms of Self-Reported Non-Offending Minor Attracted Persons…


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Date: September 07, 2020

01) “I Despise Myself for Thinking about Them.” A Thematic Analysis of the Mental Health Implications and Employed Coping Mechanisms of Self-Reported Non-Offending Minor Attracted Persons

“ABSTRACT

‘Non-offending pedophiles’ or ‘minor attracted persons’ are individuals who suppress an attraction to children. Previous analyses of this population’s mental illness employed overt self-report methods, limited by social desirability. Additionally, studies assessing the coping mechanisms employed to remain offense-free are underpowered; understanding of these would facilitate the rehabilitation of prior offenders. A thematic analysis of coping mechanisms and mental illness was conducted on 5,210 posts on the ‘Virtuous Pedophiles’ forum. Four themes emerged for coping mechanisms: Managing risk and attraction to children, Managing mood, Managing preferences prosocially and Friends, family and relationships, with 13 subthemes. Five themes emerged for mental ill-health, including: Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Self-hatred/Self-harm/Suicide and Other. Self-hatred/Self-harm/Suicide accounted for almost a third of discussed mental ill-health. These results highlight the severity of mental ill-health amongst this population and the coping mechanisms employed to remain offense-free.

KEYWORDS: Suppression, pedophilia, minor attracted person, mental ill-health, coping mechanisms”

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Being Sexually Attracted to Minors: Sexual Development, Coping With Forbidden Feelings, and Relieving Sexual Arousal in Self-Identified Pedophiles…


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Date: September 06, 2020

01) Being Sexually Attracted to Minors: Sexual Development, Coping With Forbidden Feelings, and Relieving Sexual Arousal in Self-Identified Pedophiles

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This article aims to provide more insight into pedophilic attraction and risk and protective factors for offending in nonclinical pedophiles. Fifteen participants were interviewed about sexuality, coping, and sexual self-regulation. Many participants struggled with acknowledging pedophilic interest in early puberty and experienced psychological difficulties as a result. Furthermore, many committed sex offenses during adolescence when they were still discovering their feelings. Early recognition of risk factors and early start of interventions seem vital in preventing offending. Moreover, results suggest that risk for offending can be diminished by creating more openness about pedophilia and by providing pedophiles with social support and control.”

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hikari: The Ethics of Pedophilia…


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Date: September 05, 2020

01) The Ethics of Pedophilia [Pt 1]

“[PLEASE TURN ON SUBTITLES]
This is a video based on an essay I wrote last year. This first part might be a bit dry, as it mainly consists of reviewing and responding to academic research on adult-child sex, which as we shall see, almost entirely focuses on “abuse” narrative. Part 2 will focus more on the actual moral debate.

This is my first time making a video like this, so I’m sorry if it’s not great. How is the audio? Should I remake this video adding in the other Hornor studies, or is it better the way I have it? I figured if people were really interested in the studies, they could just read them themselves, and I didn’t want the video to be too dry.
I’ll add a download link for a full transcript and additional footnotes soon.
Hikari”

02) The Ethics of Pedophilia [Pt 2]

“[PLEASE TURN ON SUBTITLES]
Hello everyone,
I’m sorry it took me so long to upload Part 2. I had all sorts of difficulties making this part, almost completely losing my data on more than one occasion. Finally, it’s here.
A complementary essay, which contains the script for the entire series is available to download here https://anonfiles.com/v0icv9N9of/EthicsEssay_pdf. It also contains some additional footnotes.
Sincerely,
Hikari”

As a homosexual BoyLover, I’ve taken strong issue with the way so many “research studies” have commonly tended to judge “pedophilia”, based upon the accounts of female rape victims…and act as though this is somehow applicable in any way to the more “boys being boys” experiences, which are far more in line with the man boy sexual experiences.

In addition…the way they commonly treat wanted, happy experiences as if they were the plague in these studies, is a straight up outrage.

These types of studies have generally always employed dishonest skewing…They are tantamount to lies.

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