Neverfeelaccepted wrote:Somehow I feel there is different levels of pedophilia. Some more serious than others. Is this true or not officially ? .
As far as you look on pedophilia as on any other("normal") sexual attractions, everything gets more clear and understandable. And as any other people with attractions towards adults, pedophiles have different capacity to sexual excitement towards children.
There is an article by Jay Feierman in the book he edited ( Jay R. Feierman (ed.), Pedophilia: Biosocial Dimensions, Springer-Verlag, New York (1990)) where he suggests:
"l. Paedophilia is caused by brain chemistry arising before birth: that is,
paedophiles are born, not made.
2)Paedophiles fall within a normal distribution curve for human males
3) Paedophiles are more common than homosexuals
4)Sexual attraction to individuals smaller and more 'feminine' than oneself (including boys and young adolescents) is part of a continuum occurring in all males, not just paedophiles, and thus there is no clear cut-off point between a 'paedophile' and a 'non-paedophile' "( quoted by Sarah D Goode "Understanding and Addressing Adult Sexual Attraction to Children" page 18 )
And so it appears (if Feierman is right), the matter with pedophilia is the same as with homosexuality according to Kinsey scale.