Date: July 18, 2018
Three things to keep in mind…
1) There is such a thing, as the situational rapist. This is someone, who is simply looking for another person to rape. They don’t care what age their victim is. Many ‘child rapists’ are situational, and not preferential to children between the ages of roughly five to twelve…which is, by definition, roughly the age range of attraction for pedophiles.
Pedophilia has distinct character traits to it, and it is it’s own classification…
…One has to be primarily interested in children, between five to twelve years in age, above or equally to their sexual attraction to adults [provided such attraction to adults exists for them].
People are not pedophiles, based upon the fact that they might have done something, which the general population presumes a pedophile would do by nature.
2) People often conflate teen rape, and infant rape, with pedophilia…They are not pedophilia.
Infants and toddlers are not developed enough, to where they would fall into the range of attraction known as pedophilia.
Attraction to infants and toddlers, is known as nepiophilia.
In addition…pubescent, and post pubescent people, are also not in the range of attraction known as pedophilia.
Attraction to people currently going through puberty, is called hebephilia.
Attraction to post pubertal people through the age of eighteen, is called ephebophilia.
Having these orientations does not make you a rapist…though people with these orientations can, potentially, rape.
3) Most ‘child rape’ is performed by children, and teens, themselves.
These are almost never people who get identified as pedophiles, because they cannot meet the clinical or legal definition of the term “pedophile”…as there is a requirement that they be at least eighteen years old, and at least five years above the age of their alleged victim.
The media will virtually never clarify either the specifics of individual cases, or how the statistics break down.
Because of this…most of the public has no clue, that a massive chunk of ‘Child Sexual Abuse’ cases, involve no pedophile at all.
To make things worse…the media virtually always fails to specify, that many of these cases are also “underage” kids, who got caught while being mutually frisky with each other…Which represents another layer of the “lie by omission”, which deceives the general public into believing there’s a “pedophile rape epidemic”.
No…it is not self evident that a person is a pedophile, based upon the grounds that someone under the age of eighteen got raped, or otherwise sexually assaulted [whether literal, or by legal technicality].
Also of interest here…is people’s misconceptions, and held stigmas, surrounding sexually identifying terms ending in “philia”…
Did you know, that being attracted to all of the legal ages, is also a “philia”?
If you are attracted to people nineteen to thirty four years in age…you are experiencing teleiophilia…
If you are attracted to people between thirty five to fifty nine…you are experiencing mesophilia…
And if you are attracted to people from sixty years of age onward…you are experiencing gerontophilia.
So long as you are attracted to other human beings…then we are all “philes” of one manner, or another.
There is no such thing as a human to human sexual attraction existing, without it being a “philia”.