Literally the Greek roots mean someone who likes children in a non-sexual way,
however, it is normally used in quite a different sense of an adult who likes sexual
activity with children. The term is often used for an adult who likes sex with
teenagers, particularly those below the legal age of consent. In gay chat rooms,
pedophile refers to any gay adult who talks to a teenager. When I use the term on my
website I mean people who like sex with prepubescent children. Usually pedophiles are
heterosexual males who also like sex with children of either gender. It also includes
people who like to rape children. There really should be more specific terms. The
term pedophile lumps together women who are seduced by 17-year old boys and priests
who rape 7-year old girls.
Why is that gay pedophiles are so much rarer than heterosexual ones? What are some
of the feminine traits that turn on a straight male:
What are some of the masculine traits that turn on a gay male:
- shorter stature.
- smooth skin.
- a fat layer under the skin that makes the skin feel soft.
- idiocy. Straight males want to be more intelligent than their partner, e.g.
Marilyn Monroe dumb blonde.
- high pitched voice.
Which profile does a child, male or female most closely fit? The female. It is
not that big a jump for a heterosexual male to be attracted to a child. The child
(male or female) is giving out many of the same sexual attractiveness signals adult
- big penis.
- hard muscular body.
- deep resonant voice.
- athletic prowess.
Conservative Christians love to spread the lie that all gays are pedophiles. The
very opposite is true. Gays are statistically less likely to be pedophiles than
heterosexuals. The Journal the
American Academy of Pediatrics says that 98% of
molested males and 99.6% of molested females are the
victims of heterosexuals. This is as you might expect since children of either gender
look, behave and sound more like adult females than adult males.
In heterosexual culture, grown women ofter masquerade as infants to appeal to male
partners. They feign infantile incompetence and stupidity. They use baby talk. They
affect an infantile accent. They call their partner Daddy. They use makeup and lotions to hide their true age. Nobody
seems to consider this appeal to their partner’s incest-pedophilia fantasy at
The word pedophile has many meanings:
- child lover
- The term pedophile literally comes from the Greek for
child-loving. Any society that did not love and care for chidren would soon perish.
So it in its literal meaning, it is desirable trait.
- celibate pedophile
- adult who is sexually attracted to children, but out of concern for the
children, the immediate trauma and the even more severe later adult trauma and
respect for the taboo, they do not act on it.
- a person who likes to fondle the genitals of childen, much as childen do to
each other in sex play. These are people who never grew up. They don’t feel
comfortable in adult society. They behave as if child to child.
- a person who likes sexual activity with children and who act on it. They relate
to children as tiny adults. They may use gifts, sympathy and friendship to seduce
the child, but draw the line at threats or violence.
- child rapist
- a person who abducts, rapes and/or kills children. They have no affection or
concern for children, just for sexual sensations.
- Someone sexually attracted to post-pubescent teens, to girls generally
14–16 years old and boys generally 14–19 years old. The teen as often as not is the pursuer, e.g.
a teenage boy who has the hots for his female teacher.
Some people even misuse the term to refer to anyone who is sexually involved with
someone significantly younger than they are, e.g. a 50 year
old male executive with his 30 year old female secretary.
They are dishonestly hoping to tar the older party with the taboo.
Unfortunately because the same word is used to describe such a variety of
behaviours, they all tend to get lumped together and treated identically. I notice
that people today avoid any friendly interaction with children out of fear of being
labelled a pedophile. This trend is most obvious if you watch old movies, from a time
when people did not have this fear. We have overreacted to the danger of strangers by
teaching children outright paranoia and underreacted to the danger of pedophilia from
the father, the most common culprit.