PEDOPHILIA

a paraphilia wherein carnal acts or fantasies with pre-pubescent kids are the continually favored or sole technique of achieving carnal excitement. The kids are generally multiple years younger than the pedophile. Carnal activity might be inclusive of touching and looking, but at times it also comprises intercourse, even with very young kids. Pedophilia is not commonly seen in females.

PEDOPHILIA: "Pedophilia often elicits shame in those afflicted with it., contrary to popular belief."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PEDOPHILIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pedophilia/ (accessed May 19, 2019).
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