This isn’t really anything clinical or peer reviewed, but I’ve been doing a bit of personal research for a number of reasons and I stumbled upon a psychology article.
One of the things that I noticed from generally talking to people is that some people seem to have strong compulsions around children that they have problems combating while others don’t so much.
I’m wondering if hypersexuality is perhaps involved in this? One person’s sex drive may be much higher than anothers (one reason why dealing with this problem is so difficult as not every patient so to speak is the same).
It seems to be particularly common for those with bipolar disorder. Sadly, even teleiophiles (attracted to adults) often seem to lack the support they need for this, I can’t imagine how damaging that would be to someone.
Unfortunately, those who are pedophilic and don’t have strong compulsions seem to reject the label entirely (due to societal reasons) and see themselves as something entirely different, at-least as far as I have seen.