Definitions

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  • n. sexual attraction felt (often implied: by an adult person as the subject) towards a young person or young people;

Etymologies

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hebe- + -philia

Examples

  • Those guilty often don't know the facts about the abuse and/or don't know esoteric labels such as hebephilia and ephebophilia (which, of course, belies any claim of intellectualism).

    ChronWatch - Articles

  • The APA has proven through studies that both pedophilia and hebephilia are neither related to heterosexuality nor homosexuality.

    Think Progress » Donohue: ‘There’s a connection between homosexuality and sexual abuse of minors.’

  • There have long been rumors of pedophilia (adults having sex with pre-pubescent children) and hebephilia (adults having sex with post-pubescent children) by homosexuals.

    My argument against Proposition 8 | FactoryCity

  • Whereas pedophilia and hebephilia refer to psychological propensities, child molestation and child sexual abuse are used to describe actual sexual contact between an adult and someone who has not reached the legal age of consent.

    IsThatLegal?

  • Unlike pedophilia (peak attraction to prepubescent children), hebephilia (peak attraction to early pubescent-aged children) ephebophilia (peak attraction to adolescents) and teleiophilia (peak attraction to reproductive-aged adults), gerontophilia has not been explored systematically using sexological laboratory techniques- Jesse Bering is an evolutionary psychologist and director of the Institute of Cognition and Culture at the Queen's University, Belfast.

    Slate Magazine

  • There is no known cure for hebephilia and no effective initial screening mechanism, says psychologist James Cantor, who leads a team of researchers from Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and other hospitals in studying the role of the brain in causing pedophilia and hebephilia.

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  • The best evidence suggests that pedophilia and hebephilia result from abnormal development in the pre-natal brain, Dr. Cantor says.

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  • Thus, it is correctly classified as ephebophilia, attraction to older adolescents; or hebephilia, attraction to pubescent children.

    ChronWatch - Articles

  • "Whereas pedophilia and hebephilia refer to psychological propensities, child molestation and child sexual abuse are used to describe actual sexual contact between an adult and someone who has not reached the legal age of consent," they explain.

    Raw Story

  • To this writer's knowledge, all priests under the guise of accusation were alleged to have perpetrated acts of hebephilia and ephebephilia; or in layman's terms, allegations of molesting post-pubescent, adolescent boys. recent case of a priest under child molest fire in Florida is that of Father Ronald Joseph.

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