Definitions

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  • noun a person with ephebophilia
  • noun an adult who is sexually attracted to adolescents
  • noun an adult who engages in sexual activity with adolescents

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ἔφηβος (ephēbos, "adolescent") +‎ -phile, on the model of pedophile and other terms derived from Greek.

Examples

  • As a tag, "pedophile priest" readily and simplistically summons indignation that "ephebophile," a far more obscure word, does not.

    Priests and Boys: An Exchange

  • At what point does the man cease being a homosexual and suddenly become an "ephebophile" who, for some strange reason and in a thoroughly non-homosexual way, only targets male adolescents?

    ChronWatch - Articles

  • At what point does the man cease being a homosexual and suddenly become an "ephebophile" who, for some strange reason and in a thoroughly non-homosexual way, only targets male adolescents?

    ChronWatch - Articles

  • I don't much care for the term "ephebophile": preying upon sexually mature persons, male or female, is clinically distinct from pedophilia.

    GetReligion

  • But I believe his preference was teenage boys, which makes him not a pedophile but at worst an ephebophile (mid to late adolescents) who preferred 16 at the youngest IIRC, and even John Derek bordered on that (each wife was sixteen at the first tryst IIRC).

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Things I Didn’t Know

  • So I suppose it is appropriate caution not to throw kids below the age of consent into an unstructured, unsupervised situation with potential ephebophile sharks circling the waters.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Age Discrmination Against Child Prodigy?

  • So I suppose it is appropriate caution not to throw kids below the age of consent into an unstructured, unsupervised situation with potential ephebophile sharks circling the waters.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Age Discrmination Against Child Prodigy?

  • Obviously, I think that you are the one that is very wrong on blaming the clergy sex abuse scandal on homosexual priests instead of on ephebophile and psychopathic ones.

    The "homosexualization" of the clergy in Latin America

  • My main point, as some people have brought up, is that this is not a "pedophile crisis" it's not an "ephebophile crisis" it's not a "gay crisis"...it's a crisis with priests breaking celibacy in general.

    The "homosexualization" of the clergy in Latin America

  • Gus said: Obviously, I think that you are the one that is very wrong on blaming the clergy sex abuse scandal on homosexual priests instead of on ephebophile and psychopathic ones.

    The "homosexualization" of the clergy in Latin America

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