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Is being a pedophile a mental disease?

If so, should these people be accepted into certain treatment?

If not, what should the punishment be?
 

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I dunno about mental disease, though there's something not right in they're heads.
Punishment wise, Shot!
 

DrLeftover

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The problem is that the sexualization of children still happens in mass entertainment and the media.

And it has for a very long time, it is NOT new and has only been happening with the Net, or on TV, or.... whatever.

In partial support of that statement I point to the Vaudeville Review of 1932:


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The problem is that the sexualization of children still happens in mass entertainment and the media.

And it has for a very long time, it is NOT new and has only been happening with the Net, or on TV, or.... whatever.

In partial support of that statement I point to the Vaudeville Review of 1932:


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Is being a pedophile a mental disease?

If so, should these people be accepted into certain treatment?

If not, what should the punishment be?
 

DrLeftover

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Whether it is or isn't is beyond the scope of my knowledge.

However, as with many diseases, there are environmental factors that encourage its full manifestation.


As for punishment... an extended stay at the Hotel Graybar seems to work.

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While I agree with @DrLeftover with his answers, I believe he left out a prefix in a word, and that was OVER-sexualization of children. If you need some proof, you need look no further than the TLC show, Toddlers and Tiaras.
 

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Not a mental disease. Is Homicide a mental disease?

I say kill them all.
 

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i read an article a long time ago that suggested most pedophiles were once the victim of the same crimes they are commiting so that said wouldnt that make it phycological?
 

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i read an article a long time ago that suggested most pedophiles were once the victim of the same crimes they are commiting so that said wouldnt that make it phycological?
Theoretically. But at the same time they have to know that its wrong when they commit the crime. In fact, I believe they take pleasure in harming and violating new victims because it gets them off. Than they lie and tell the cops they don't know why they did it.

I don't feel sorry for the cho mos and the rapists or the rapist murderer types.

A great example is Bobby Joe Long who was a rapist murderer in Florida. He's still on death row. His excuse today is that he doesn't know why he committed those crimes. I can understand that he took pleasure in sexually abusing those women. I understand that it turned him on and that he knew what he did was wrong. He just didn't care.

Heres a short interview of his bs excuse as of why he murdered those women. Its the same excuse that the cops almost always get out of most child molesters. I have no pity for those people and wish to one day see the Justice System start giving the death penalty for child molesters and rapists.

 
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Unity

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Three of the most important words when talking about pedophiles.
Attraction, action, and philia.
A philia is an unusual like or interest in something... a pedophile is not someone who molests children... a pedophile is someone who has a rather strange like or attraction towards children.

Most pedophiles are only attracted... they dont act. People should not be ostracized for a belief or something they can't change.
Making fun of a pedophile is the same as making fun of someone with a real disease.

I dont have a problem with pedophiles... And you dont either... but we all have problems with those pedophiles who choose to act.

Pedophile> more than average attraction to kids> may be even sometimes seeks their pornography both real and fake> completely fine for the most part.

Pedophile> acts on attraction and hurts kids> not okay.

I have... I pretty much have Hematolagnia which is basically a blood philia... I like blood more than the average person... but I dont go around cutting people to make them bleed.
 

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Most pedophiles are only attracted... they dont act. People should not be ostracized for a belief or something they can't change.
Making fun of a pedophile is the same as making fun of someone with a real disease. I dont have a problem with pedophiles... And you dont either... but we all have problems with those pedophiles who choose to act.
I strongly disagree with that whole paragraph. I have a problem with pedophiles as a whole. Even with the one's that haven't been caught yet and are out there looking at child porn on their computer.
 
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Unity

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I strongly disagree with that whole paragraph. I have a problem with pedophiles as a whole. Even with the one's that haven't been caught yet and are out there looking at child porn on their computer.
Ok... then you're a bad person.
Those people have no control over what they like or dont like.
You're ostracozing potentially good people for something they cannot control.
 

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I hardly see someone who finds pleasure in committing acts of evil as a good person. If they were truly good then they would find even the thought of committing such an act utterly repulsive much less carrying it out. When you weigh everyone you know including yourself by that standard, you will have a very different view of who is good and who isn't then someone who only deems bad people as those who carry out evil acts and not including those who find pleasure in the thought of carrying out such an act upon another person yet has not carried out the act itself.
 

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Don't think it's a mental illness, it's just ethically and morally wrong to me. Course, being an asexual aromantic (not attracted romantically or sexually to anyone), I find all attractions creepy? And pedophilia is a crime in most countries. Morally good people don't think about being "sexually attracted to kids". You're right that they can't control their attraction towards children, but should they be is what the debate really is about, bottom line, IMPO, course. Don't take it personal, all right?
 
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Adults touching kids sexually - as in on private parts etc.. cannot be tolerated and has to be punished severely, though, not with death.
 
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