I’m 17, and in the past 2 years or so, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I do in fact have sexual feelings towards children as young as 11 and they will not be “going away with age” as I had previously thought, or hoped rather. This attraction doesn’t seem to be exclusive, as I’m attracted to adult women as well as minor’s, but I guess that still makes me a MAP by definition : \
Since I had a horse in the race now(gross, I know), I started finding it pretty disconcerting how archaic and honestly disgusting a lot of the discourse was. There was a post on your blog, the name I cant quite remember anymore, but it had just screenshot after screenshot of people of twitter fantasizing in vivid detail about how they wanted to torture, murder, and even rape the author (who was a CSA survivor herself), horrific stuff - and it’s sadly pretty par for the course when it comes to the social media dialogue.
I’ve been lurking for a few days at this point, and I just want to say, thank you so much. Thank you for providing a bit of level headed and rational respite from the all the vile nonsense out there.
Hey, welcome to the club I guess. I’m an exclusive paedophile.
Yeah, there’s a lot out there but honestly, that’s a very vocal minority, don’t let them get to you or make you believe that everyone feels that way. The majority of people either don’t care much or are supportive and that majority gets bigger every day.
Aware that hodidaskalos can be somewhat prosaic and difficult to wrap one’s head around.
Although I didn’t get to read his comment that was hidden recently (so I can’t make any judgement on what others found so disagreeable about it) my impression is that he is, at most, a mischievous bugger, who enjoys winding up who he sees as ostentatious. Apart from which, didn’t they say the same about Socrates?
Before you tear into me for having the unmitigated gall to make such a preposterous distinction, I would more accurately compare him with the mythical characterizations of ‘Pan’ or ‘Hermes’ (in his own proclivity) or perhaps ‘Loki’ if looking to Norse mythology (the real one, not the MCU parody).
However, one of the most famous quotes of Socrates was “The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing” and from what I have read of his on this forum tends to give me the impression he understands this well (well what I can decipher anyway).
You can be attracted to whoever or whatever you want. These are just thoughts, and thoughts are not a crime. What matters is we don’t act on them to endanger the lives or safety of others. I could say I’m attracted to squirrels. It might be bizarre and people would understandably raise an eyebrow, but as long as I’m not hanging out at the park every day, trying to gain their trust, no problem.