revolutionex wrote:But think about all the other taboo sexual things that used to be so bad to fantasize about. BDSM is fast becoming more socially acceptable within the realm of sexual fantasy, especially given the popularity of 50 Shades Of Grey. Granted that it's not an illegal sexual act so long as it's consensual, but the fantasy itself is what gets people off. The same can be said for pedophilia, albeit the fact that there are less outlets, but that's also because it's much more socially taboo.
revolutionex wrote:Interesting study, but one that I would have to say is irrelevant, at least where the spectrum of human behavior is concerned. As most of us here who identify as minor-attracted can attest, it is not the attraction which makes the person, but what actions we may or may not take based on it. Sure, many heterosexual men will claim that they're not attracted to preteen and teenage girls, but that's simply denial based on societal constraints. Were there no stigma attached to simple attraction itself, I'm sure more people wouldn't be so afraid to admit it.
Kabuhi wrote:The truth is that society's age of consent laws are somewhat arbitrary. A woman reaches starts menstruating at around age 11 or 12, so it's not all that surprising that men would physically respond to girls around that age. I imagine that there would be less reported cases of arousal for the younger age groups, say 3-5 years old or 8-10 years old.
Blben wrote:Wow one study at Kent University represents 90% of men in the world? WOW
Oh my god I can't even respond to this without laughing my butt off!
BDSM is about power and pain; pedophilia is about gentleness and sweetness. BDSM is an expression of perversion and mental illness: BDSM is capitalopatriarchy -- pedophilia is a natural loving expression: pedophilia is a return to non-hierarchical pre-market & family-unit alloparenting-polysexual communalism.
Partridge wrote:I would describe myself as attracted to females from a young age (6-8) up through puberty and into adulthood ... I find girls to be most attractive from around 8-14. ... depends on the individual. And different girls are sexy in different ways at different ages. What I find sexy about a 9-year-old is different to what I find sexy about a 20-year-old.
I also struggle with the idea of penetration and stuff like that when it comes to really young girls.
Partridge wrote: I've know about my attraction for a long, long time (I'm in my mid 30s), and yet still I don't know how I would act on it if it were legal and not harmful. I just don't know! So, in short, I think it's possible to be a paedophile and not necessarily want sex. I have the attraction, for sure, but I've no idea how it would be expressed or acted on were that a benign and legal possibility.