What causes Pedophilia and why is it always old men Watch

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Does that mean when some man grow old, there is a chance that they will become attracted to preteens
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Its not always old men, not by a long shot. 23-40% of child sex offenders are under 18. Almost half are by the child's family members. Seems to be lots of data here.
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It's not always old men and mental / chemical unbalances , trauma etc

(which are reasons but not excuses for the vile act...)
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Its not always old men. 23% of child sex offenders in the US are under 18. Almost half are by the child's family members. Seems to be lots of data here.
but the majority of the victims are teenagers not preteens
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I tend to think feminism and modern western society has pushed undesirable men in to the paedophilic subculture.
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I tend to think feminism and modern western society has pushed undesirable men in to the paedophilic subculture.
Nice theory but I cant believe that. For every plain man there is still a plain woman.
What does happen is that the Internet means men living alone can end up becoming obsessed with porn and sex and see it everywhere, but I do believe men who turn to paedophilia have to be that way inclined anyway.
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Its not always old men, not by a long shot. 23-40% of child sex offenders are under 18. Almost half are by the child's family members. Seems to be lots of data here.
I don't think these are very good statistics. Pedophilia is seen as a mental illness because it is the attraction to children that are prepubertal. The law definition of "child" is different to the biological definition of it.

I suspect that many of the Under 18s who sexually abused other under 18s were probably of about the same as each other and about as mature as each other (i.e. not prepubertal).
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(Original post by Dragonfly07)
I don't think these are very good statistics. Pedophilia is seen as a mental illness because it is the attraction to children that are prepubertal. The law definition of "child" is different to the biological definition of it.

I suspect that many of the Under 18s who sexually abused other under 18s were probably of about the same as each other and about as mature as each other (i.e. not prepubertal).
I was indeed going by the legal definition but very well. According to this american site, an even higher proportion of offenses against the under 6s were by juveniles. 13% were aged 7-11 (perhaps still prepubertal, but likely a very different level of maturity), 27% were 12-17.
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Op you're trolling right.. right?:eek:
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Majority of sex offenders are young men actually.
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Many were abused themselves in some way as a child which mentally messed them up. Some others may have a mental illness anyway which causes them to do such acts.

Also certain religions say that their priests have to be celibate. Some men can't resist this urge. it is easier to cover up doing such acts to a young boy as 1) they can't get pregnant and 2) boys are more embrassed about such things so won't tell and 3) they tend to have more opportunities alone with boys as for example only boys are in choirs.

There are other reasons though. I heard of a story where a bloke just did it to one child , to punish their family which he hated.
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Arguably Paedophilia is more a sexuality than a 'thing' - you are asking the same question as what causes people to be gay and what causes people to be straight.
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Paedophilia is not a sexuality, it's a freakishness! How one can be attracted to a child? They seriously have some mental issues.
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they have a preferance, a disturbing preference. not every person who is sexually attracted to children is a predator though. it depends on what you believe draws sexual attraction. why are some people attracted by tall guys, people with blue eyes, girls with dark hair, girls who are tanned and olive skinned? some even grabbing horses and seducing them to human meat.
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I strongly think that paedophilia is a mental illness, onset by something like trauma as a child (they could've been raped, or abused, or something). You can't just seriously think, "I'm going to kidnap some children today," on the bus to work, can you?

Take Jimmy Saville, for example. I know this is a sensitive subject, but it was obvious in his TV shows that he was not normal. What Saville did is frightening, but something must have happened to him when he was younger which caused him to have some sort of a grudge against the world.
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You're conflating paedophilia with being a rapist kidnapper.

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You're conflating paedophilia with being a rapist kidnapper.

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Fair enough, but still, an average guy doesn't normally think about having a sexual attraction to children.
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Does that mean when some man grow old, there is a chance that they will become attracted to preteens

Its a very sick and twisted sexuality.Its like saying why are some people hetro and other people gay or bi or even want to get married to their horse or dog etc.
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Pedophiles are most active between 18 and 25.
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