(Closed) "Born this way" : Sympathy for Pedophiles

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: After reading the article, what do you believe? (Please also post!!)
    Paedophilia is a sexual orientation. They shouldn't be isolated unless they act on their urges. : (47 votes)
    18 %
    Paedophilia is a sexual orientation. Action or no action, they should be isolated. : (30 votes)
    12 %
    Paedophilia is not a sexual orientation. : (170 votes)
    66 %
    Other : (9 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee

    i didn’t read the article but ive read about the concept. If pedophilia is a genetic, then these people should get psychological/chemical help. Unfortunately chemical castration may be the only solution for now. pedophilia is obviously wrong, but there is no need to crucify someone for what is genetically imprinted in them, as long as they understand it is not ok and seek help. 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I dont believe its genetic. People make decisions to act out on sick thoughts. Its absolutely disgusting.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with discriminating against weirdos. Pedophiles, rapists, etc are really messed up. Obviously a pedophile who rapes kids is worse than one who doesn’t (hasn’t yet)… But if I found out someone I knew was into that I’d definitely shun them. 

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

     Sorry… I am having a hard time finding a way to be sympathetic here…. I voted that I do not consider it a sexual orientation… it is just disgusting to me..

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    From what I understand, genetics wasn’t even touched in this article. The studies mentioned pointed toward abnormal brain development as a possible cause for pedophilia, not genes.

    Anyway, here’s my thoughts: If it’s biological, then these people, through no fault of their own, are at the mercy of their own brain structure, and I hope we can one day develop some kind of treatment to help them. And in the meantime, yes, there should be therapy and coping programs available to pedophiles to ensure that they never act on their desires.

    BUT that doesn’t change the fact that if a pedophile DOES act on those desires, they should be punished. Harshly. And in a way that ensures they can’t commit the same offense twice. Just because nature made you a sicko in your mind doesn’t mean you have to make yourself a sicko in deed.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee

    Well, one can argue it is the most primary “sexual orientation” since men have married underage girls for ages. Still happens in a lot of places in the world. And look at how much “barely 18” porn there are out there. Can you seriously say these men have no attraction to these women who pose I then until they day they aren’t legally a child? Like, the day before these girls are 18, they’re disgusted at the thought, and then a day later,they are turned on?

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    As a medical diagnosis, pedophilia, or paedophilia, is a psychiatric disorder in persons 16 years of age or older typically characterized by a primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children (generally age 11 years or younger, though specific diagnosis criteria for the disorder extends the cut-off point for prepubescence to age 13).

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Some people get turned on by violently raping others. Just because it is an impulse doesn’t mean that we as a society have to sit back and be all “Oh, it’s biological, so it’s ok”.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @DeathByDesign:  I believe that peadophilia is a sexual orientation and sadly can’t really be helped. Yes, I feel sympathy for these people because most of them live in a state of utter self loathing and shame, I’m sure. That said it might only be a matter of time before a peadophile becomes a child molester so I think that they should be isolated. I personally could NEVER allow a peadophile into my life though as I teach 5 year olds and it would be incredibly dangerous.  

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee

    @crayfish:  not saying its ok. Saying they should get help. 

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @DeathByDesign:  I believe that peadophilia is a sexual orientation and sadly can’t really be helped. Yes, I feel sympathy for these people because most of them live in a state of utter self loathing and shame, I’m sure. That said it might only be a matter of time before a peadophile becomes a child molester so I think that they should be isolated. I personally could NEVER allow a peadophile into my life though as I teach 5 year olds and it would be incredibly dangerous. And I believe that child molestors (yes, there is a difference) should be locked up for life, and not allowed aorund children ever again. 

    Post # 16
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I wouldn’t call it an orientation, but would call it a mental illness.  Most pedophiles can also have intimate relationships with adults.  I do have sympathy for those who feel that way but do not act on it, and have felt that way well before I read this article. 

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