There is an scientific evidence support according to Research testimony,that pedophile is an sexual orientation just like the same manner as homo-and heterosexual.People who born with pedophilic tendency can't change just like people who born gay difficultly to change to be normal.
Having an sexual attraction is not wrong,in fact it's normal to have sexual attraction based on your favor.You can like someone but i would taken into concern than you're act should not be abusive.
Pedophile are actually more likely be termed as paraphilia rather than an sexual orientation.However They should not be discriminated or stigmatized by people.In my opinion they deserve equal treatment and treat fairly equally to others.Society should try to understand them not condemn them.
WARNING: This might be offensive to some people. I'm not trying to be insensitive. I'm trying to be realistic.
People don't understand the concept of a pedophile. It's an over age person (always, this condition or whatever it is grows when you're older) who wants to have sex with a child. Not kissing, not nice romance, but sex. Whatever twisted fantasy or story you have read that condones pedophilia is gone, and this is reality. Let's date back to the 1500's, where priests would rape children. Young children, who would later grow to become scarred for life. This is not a sexual orientation. This is sick, and only someone with a mental condition could do such a terrible thing. As well, every single case nowadays with a pedophile involves rape, and children being forced to do unhuman things to a grown man! How is that a sexual orientation? A sexual orientation is a thing you should be proud of, it's a positive thing about who you are. With the tragic past and instances that lie within being a pedophile, it can't be a sexual orientation.
I get it if you can't help but think of kids in an overly-sexual way. I get it. But it's not normal, or even sane or politically correct (and I mean the real kind). It means there is something wrong with your head, and it has been scientifically proven that pedophiles do link to mental disorders. I'm not trying to be insensitive here (while I know I sound insensitive). I'm just trying to sound realistic.
There's obviously a big difference between the morality of homosexuality and pedophilia. It's absolutely ridiculous for any child to have any sexual feelings without having some mental illness. Thus, a sexual orientation with children involved is immoral. If two same-sex people feel attraction, then it's not immoral if they're consenting.
Like homosexuality, not like heterosexuality, and like homosexuality, pedophiles can easily chose not to be pedophiles just as gay people can chose to be straight at will, but they don't because their minds are in the gutters so they oversexualise everything and act unnaturally. In their sexual behavior.
@gooseontheloose that is exactly pedophiles they have a preference for children so they do classify as a sexual orientation however unlike homosexuality it can never be accepted by the public because children cannot consent
The DSM-V has classified pedophilia in the category of sexual orientation.However it's also a mental disorder due to abnormality sexual preference but it's also a sexual orientation. Society fail to acknowledge that some of them have a emotional feeling of love,guilt,and sympathy to children not all of them are violently abusive toward a child.
You may be right.Due to the fact that majority of pedophile do not use overwhelming of physical force in an sexual relationship,i do believe that sexual activity between adult and a child is not always harmful in some scenario in sometimes adult can bring positive feeling to a child make them fall in love.
Apparently the APA does not consider it a sexual orientation: "In response to misinterpretations that the American Psychiatric Association considers pedophilia a sexual orientation because of wording in its printed DSM-5 manual, which distinguishes between paraphilia and what it calls "paraphilic disorder", subsequently forming a division of "pedophilia" and "pedophilic disorder", the association commented: "'[S]exual orientation' is not a term used in the diagnostic criteria for pedophilic disorder and its use in the DSM-5 text discussion is an error and should read 'sexual interest.'" They added, "In fact, APA considers pedophilic disorder a 'paraphilia,' not a 'sexual orientation.' This error will be corrected in the electronic version of DSM-5 and the next printing of the manual." They said they strongly support efforts to criminally prosecute those who sexually abuse and exploit children and adolescents, and "also support continued efforts to develop treatments for those with pedophilic disorder with the goal of preventing future acts of abuse.""
Just because some pedophile did not use physical force or coercion in having sex with children doesn´t mean children truly able to consent to sex. I don´t deny,sex between adult and children can be consensual but If consent obtain by deceit or grooming that does not constitute as a informed consent even if the child intially agreed to what an adult asken for because consent is not voluntary free choice by a child.
If a child are able to make an approval in having sexual relation with an adult then they are capable to consent.Because the term ´ consent´ is a interchangable synonym world to agree to sth or sb.
And how could you always say that adult is taking advantage of a child maturity eventhough relationship is between them is consensual.What if in some situation where an child asking and adult in favor to have sex ? Who would you blame ? Would you blame an adult, the child, or both ?In fact it´s not always adult fault because sometimes it´s the child interest and favor to have sex with an adult and they choose to do so.
I agree with you what you have said.Although as you said,in some case where a child want to have sex with an adult i believe they should be legally allowed.It´s not fair for an adult to be criminally prosecuted for which they haven´t violate the right of children.In fact childhood sexual experience with an adult does not always result in long lasting potential harm .
It´s true that children and adolescent becoming sexual active at very young age ,i guest it´s because puberty age statistically are declining while many children have gone through puberty early especially in their preadolescent years ( age 11-14):
I think that some people are born with natural tendencies to become pedophiles based on genetics in the same way that some people are born with natural tendencies to become homosexual (and no, I am not equating pedophiles to homosexuals).
gay and lesbian sex unfortunately still remain illegal in many country around the globe.Look at example in the middle east region and some region in africa.Penalty for homosexual sex is death !!!
The amount of whimpy liberal pansies in the world is getting ridiculous. It is a fact that being attracted to specifically one demographic is called a sexual orientation. Homosexuals like the same sex, Pedophiles like young kids. This doesn't make it okay, but to say it isn't a sexual orientation because "it makes me feel bad" is just pathetic.
You are not completely correct.Pedophilia is accepted in some region of world particulary middle east or even in usa.Look at an example of new hampshire.Girls can marry with parental consent at age of 13 boys at age of 14.
@ i predict there will be an major reform in society attitude toward pedophile in the future perhaps it might be possible there will be more people seemingly accepting pedophile as homosexual has been.
I don't think haydenchristen is a pedophile since she is a girl and is only 14 years old.According to DSM,pedophilic diagnosic must be at least 16 years old and 5 years older than prepubescent children.But she is a pedophile advocate.
Yeah i agree with you because both pedophile and homosexual are mentally disturbed since from birth.According to Archive Sexual Behavior acedemic,, have previously examined that 88 % of pedophile identify themselve as either bi or homosexual.