Some paedophiles say they would never abuse children. But what support is there for people like this and how should society treat them to prevent abuse happening? Adam messaged a few days before we were due to meet for the first time. I'll let you know what colour top i'm wearing or something so you can recognise me. Although I'll just be the creepy looking guy :D lol. It was the kind of place that would be packed full of people enjoying two-for-one cocktails on Saturday nights, but Adam just wanted tap water.
English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920
What are chronophilias?
Ephebophilia is the primary sexual interest in mid-to-late adolescents , generally ages 15 to Ephebophilia strictly denotes the preference for mid-to-late adolescent sexual partners, not the mere presence of some level of sexual attraction. In research environments, specific terms are used for chronophilias: for instance, ephebophilia to refer to the sexual preference for mid-to-late adolescents, hebephilia to refer to the sexual preference for earlier pubescent individuals, and pedophilia to refer to the primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children. The term was additionally revived by Ray Blanchard to denote men who sexually prefer 15 to year-olds. Although ephebophilia is not a psychiatric diagnosis,  the term pedophilia is commonly used by the general public to refer to any sexual interest in minors below the legal age of consent , regardless of their level of physical or mental development. Mid-to-late adolescents typically have physical characteristics near or identical to that of legal adults. Seto argue that ephebophilia contrasts what a paraphilia entails since "older adolescents are reproductively viable and the fact that typically men are sexually attracted to older adolescents, as reflected in self-report, psychophysiological , and pornography use studies.
Pedophiles, Hebephiles and Ephebophiles, Oh My: Erotic Age Orientation
It is that deep, spiritual affection that is as pure as it is perfect. There is nothing unnatural about it That it should be so, the world does not understand. The world mocks at it and sometimes puts one in the pillory for it.
Pedophiles, in contrast, show a sexual preference for clearly prepubescent children. There are important policy implications of adding hebephilia to the checklist of mental illnesses, since doing so might allow people who sexually abuse pubescent children to invoke a mental illness defense. One researcher who is arguing vociferously for the inclusion of hebephilia in the American Psychiatric Association 's revised diagnostic manual the DSM-V is University of Toronto psychologist Ray Blanchard.