Agustín, Laura María, Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry
- Zed Books:
O'Neill, Brendan, The myth of trafficking;
Brendan O'Neill, The New Statesman, 27 March 2008
Most migrant women, including those in the sex industry, have made a clear decision, says a new study, to leave home and take their chances
abroad. They are not "passive victims" in need of "saving" or sending back by western campaigners.
Baurmann, Michael C., Sexuality,
Violence and Psychological After-Effects, A
longitudinal study of cases of sexual assault which are reported to the police; English
Summary on pages 523-533 of 'Sexualität, Gewalt und psychische Folgen:
Eine Längschnittuntersuchung bei Opfern sexueller Gewalt un sexuellen Norm-verletzungen
anhand von angezeigten Sexualkontakten (Wiesbaden, Bundeskriminalamt
Forschungsreihe Nr. 15, 1983)'.
To recapitulate, only half of the declared victims (51.8%) of indecent assault
suffered from injuries or even severe trauma. The other 48.2% had no problems in
connection with the experience. In most of these cases the sexual offense was relatively
superficial and harmless and/or the "victim" consented to the offense.
Many experts in the field of prevention have assumed that sexual victims without
primary injuries are rare. It certainly appears that this opinion must be re-evaluated.
Adults who have the opinion that any sexual behavior is traumatic for children and young
people have to face the fact that in many cases the young person becomes a victim only
because grown-ups expect him or her to become a victim. On the basis of this expectation
they act in such a way that the child really is victimized.
"Highlights" from Baurmann; Translated quotes from
Michael C. Baurmann, Sexualität, Gewalt und psychische
Folgen: Ein Längschnittuntersuchung bei Opfern sexueller Gewalt und
sexuellen Norm-verletzungen anhand von angeziegten Sexualkontakten
(Wiesbaden, Bundeskriminalamt Forschungsreihe Nr. 15, 1983)
Looking at the effects of criminal sexual acts
on the declared victim, it turned out that many reported sexual contacts
did not cause any harm at all. From this, it follows that the uncritical
use of terms like "victim" and "harmed" is, for a
large portion of those who are registered as sexual victims,
Obviously, the words "victim" and "harmed"
strongly imply that the person in question has been injured. But for
many of the persons interviewed here who became known as victims, these
terms just do not apply.
Bech, Henning, Women and Man:
Larsen, Jytte, Classical
Feminism Continues to Create Pedophile Panic; Women and Men, an
epoch-making book by
Copenhagen Professor Henning Bech
translated [from Danish] review, in FORUM,
9 May 2005
It is rare that a Danish male professor writes critically and competently on
female and gender research. But according to this FORUM’s reviewer, that is
precisely what professor Henning Bech has accomplished with his work Women
and Men, a book that pounds away at ritual thinking and dogmatic
conventions. Bech is especially celebrated for his research on male
homosexuality. This FORUM’s reviewer, historian Jytte Larsen, has read the
book and been enlightened, astonished, and provoked.
Bernard, Dr Frits, Paedophilia: A Factual Report,
Brongersma, Dr Edward. Loving Boys; A multidisciplinairy
study of sexual relations between adult and minor males; Global Academic
Jones, Peter, How gay were the Greeks?
Peter Jones reviews The Greeks and Greek Love: A Radical Reappraisal of Homosexuality in Ancient Greece by James
Telegraph (UK), December 27, 2007
Homosexuality was 'a complex public phenomenon, essential to understanding Greek
politics and philosophy, warfare, art and society', rather than a bit of after-hours frottaging somewhere out on Lycabettus Heath.
Davidson, James, Mad about the boy;
Davidson, James, The Guardian, November 10, 2007
Plato wrote that same-sex lovers were more blessed than ordinary mortals. But then he changed his mind, describing the act as 'utterly unholy' and 'the ugliest of ugly things'. So why were the ancient Greeks so confused about homosexuality, asks James Davidson.
About: ·The Greeks and Greek Love by James Davidson, Weidenfeld and Nicolson,
Comment 1 by Ipce member A
I find it reprehensible that this reviewer is allowed to overlay this modern errant "abuse" concept on this classical phenomenon
Comment 2 by Ipce member B
My own anthropological take on this is that the 'slave-chaperones', otherwise known as
pedagogues, were not there to protect boys but to keep order."
Jay R. Feierman (ed.), Pedophilia: Biosocial Dimensions,
Springer-Verlag, New York (1990)
Dolan, Kathryn J., Review
The business of talking about the biological bases of human social behavior is
difficult, not only because of the tremendous scientific challenge in
identifying and manipulating variables for hypothesis testing, but also because
of the social and cultural milieu of scientists which influences even scientific
concepts of phenomena. The same can be said about the business of studying
"adult/child sexual behavior" in humans. Combining the two may have
more than additive effects. This volume can be seen as an attempt to broaden the
base of scientific inquiry into human pedophilia, by including data from other
species, other societies, and other historical times
from: Introduction & four chapters from
Most of the lay and professional literature although voluminous, reflect a narrow
anthropo-, ethno-, and chronocentrism that precludes any real understanding of the topic with anything more than the preconceptions of our times. [...]
[...] This volume adds to this data base by including new, biosocial contribution from the perspectives of history, political science, sexology, biology,
primatology, anthropology, experimental and developmental psychology, and psychiatry. What results is a
transspecies, transcultural, and transhistorical perspective that gives new biosocial insights into the roots of pedophilia as the phenomenon is found in contemporary industrialized societies.
Quotes from the
introduction and four chapters are given:
Bullough V.L., History in Adult Human Sexual Behavior with Children and Adolescents in Western Society,
Mackey W.C., Adult-Male/Juvenile
Association as a Species-Characteristic Human Trait: A Comparative Field
Okami P.; Sociopolitical Biases in the
Contemporary Scientific Literature on Sexual Behavior with Children and
Waal, F.B.M. de; Sociosexual Behavior Used
for Tension Regulation in All Age and Sex Combinations Among Bonobos.
A Chapter from
Foucault, Michael, History of Sexuality: The Care of Self - Part
6 - Boys
Leahy, Terry, Negotiating
Stigma: Approaches to Intergenerational Sex, PhD thesis.
PhD thesis presented to the University of New South Wales, 1991.
First published in January 2002 by Books Reborn.
[In Booksreborn:] PDF
In Libray 3 as Html files (here):
Lear, Andew & Cantarella, Eva, Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty: Boys Were Their Gods,
Goldhill, Simon, Images of Ancient Greek
Pederasty: Boys Were Their Gods; Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty: Boys Were Their Gods;
Times Higher Education (UK), 12 June 2008 - "Boys will be boys" is a depressing prediction not only for feminists
with an eye to the future, but also - retrospectively - for historians of sexuality.
[...] But fortunately for historians, Ancient Greek pederasty is always there to throw a spanner in the machine of the ideologues who believe that
human sexuality has a natural and ineluctably proper form.
M. Griesemer - translated, quoted and summarized
Ausmass und Auswirkungen massenmedialer Desinformation zum Stand der
Wissenschaften über sexuellen Kindesmissbrauch - am Beispiel einer
tragischen klinischen Entwicklunsabweichung; Arbeitsgemeinschaft
Humane Sexualität e.V., Gießen, 2004
If I want to
distinguish two periods [...], I mark 1987 as the dividing line.
[Summarized:] Since that year, the media weekly mentioned sexual abuse of
children and pedophilia, before scarcely known by society and psychologists,
presented as a monstrosity.
The other period I distinguish starts in 1950 with Kinsey's report, goes via the
permissive year 1968 to the early eighties with its welfare. And than, [after
1987], the period of the fall of the communists in the East [of Germany] until
There are significant differences in the way of speaking in both periods, a
difference that has had consequences for our work as psychologists [...]. Also
psychologists felt a pressure to prosecute in our work, and had to adapt their
way of speaking.
Howitt, Dennis, Paedophiles
and Sexual Offences against Children; Loughborough University, UK; John
Wiley & Sons, 1995 [Out of sale] [External link]
With a trenchant discussion of paedophilia, this book continues his tradition of
tackling the hard issues. In an across-the-board sweep of theory, research, and
practice, Howitt simply refuses to accept the core assumptions and methods that
are often "taken as given" by workers in this difficult and demanding
It is certain that some of what Howitt has to say will generate controversy, and
it is highly unlikely that anyone will agree with everything he has to say. If
that is the case, as we suspect that it will be, then, in our view, this text
will have helped to achieve the aim of this series in generating constructive
debate. A truly useful contribution to knowledge should make us pause, and look,
and consider, and question: academics and practitioners alike should read on
with interest and perhaps a little trepidation.
Panic: Changing concepts of the child molester in Modern America, New
Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1998
Panic: Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America.
By Philip Jenkins; in:
Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 31, No. 6, Dec. 2002
Highlights from Lautmann;
Quotes, translated from Die Lust am Kind, Portrait des
Pädofielen, Rüdiger Lautmann, Ingrid Klein Verlag, Hamburg 1994
My question is: How do pedophiles see children? The present-day
literature keeps silence about this not discussable or forbidden
We have hold interviews with sixty men. Other men have
informed us in informal interviews or have sent us letters. [...] Our
respondents were for two-third boylovers, for one-third girl-lovers,
while some loved boys and girls.
Our sample is not taken from a prison or
clinic population, but is as broad as possible taken from the national
Leahy, Terry, Negotiating Stigma: Approaches to Intergenerational
Sex, PhD thesis.
PhD thesis presented to the University of New South Wales, 1991.
First published in January 2002 [on the www, but disappeared].
Negotiating Stigma: Approaches to Intergenerational Sex deals with the
experience of younger parties involved in intergenerational sexual relationships
with adults. The study is based upon a set of interviews (nineteen in all) with
people who, while they were under sixteen, were voluntarily involved in such
relationships. They all described relationships that they regarded as positive
experiences. Frank and intriguing verbatim material from the interviews provides
the background and the basis for the analysis.
Martinson, Floyd M.,
Sexual Life of Children
[...] children appear to get a sexual life naturally and unobtrusively by
being alert to the many influences around them. But are these the influences
that children are being alerted to? They come at an age when children are
concerned about their own identity a how to relate to members of the other sex.
And in their fumbling attempts to relate, they often perform badly. It is a moot
question whether such behavior should be handled punitively, with more expulsion
and mo detention and at younger ages, or whether we should try another
perspective such as teaching the art of loving and the respect for others.
Quality of Adolescent Sexual Experiences, 1974
Care of Infants and Young Children; The New American Dilemma; 1999
in Society, 1970
and Child Sexuality: A Sociological Perspective, 1973
Manual for Family in Society; by Martinson, Floyd M. and Martinson,
Beatrice Awes, 1970
and the American Ideal, 1960
Moll, Albert (1862-1939), The
Sexual Life of the Child, [PDF
Translated from the German by Paul, Eden, 1865-1944
Introduction by Thorndike, Edward L. (Edward Lee), 1874-1949
First published in German as Das Sexualleben des Kindes, 1909
First published in English by Macmillan, 1912. LCCN 12-015624, The Macmillan
This edition of October 2000 by Books
This edition has been OCR scanned from a 1929 Macmillan reproduction of the 1912
an analysis of current discourses and the construct of close relationships.
Thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of
Science at the University of Stellenbosch - Supervisor: Mr C. Petty -
Analysis reveals how the dominant positivist approach to paedophilia
research embeds and perpetuates moral and often prejudicial positions
that in turn influence the validity of empirical findings and theory,
and tend to marginalise contradictory evidence.
[... I]t appears that the framework opens a
discursive space in which the psychological dimensions of paedophilia
may be problematised in ways that are less susceptible to implicit
prejudice and bias, and therefore empirically more sound. The
implications hereof for research, theory and psychotherapeutic
intervention in the area of paedophilia are discussed briefly.
Cases of positive memories of erotic relationships and
contacts of children with adults, as seen from the perspective of the former
minor - a data base - 2009
A collection of 75 positive memories of intergenerational
relationships and contacts of children with adults.
Sandfort, Theo PhD,
Boys on their contacts with
men: a study of sexually expressed friendships, Elmhurst,
NY: Global Academic Publishers (1987). [External link; ZIP files there]
"Pedophilia and ephebophilia are no more a matter of voluntary
choice than are left-handedness or color blindness. There is no known method of
treatment by which they may be effectively and permanently altered, suppressed,
or replaced. Punishment is useless. There is no satisfactory hypothesis,
evolutionary or otherwise, as to why they exist in nature's overall scheme of
things. One must simply accept the fact that they do exist, and then, with
optimum enlightenment, formulate a policy of what to do about it.
Herein lies the significance of Theo Sandfort's book. The most important thing
about it, first and foremost, is that it exists as a source of information
relevant to a vexacious and disputed issue in pediatric and ephebiatric
sexological ethics. No matter that it may constitute only one wall of an
unfinished edifice: its great scientific merit is that it does constitute that
one wall on and around which more may be built. It is a very important book, and
a very positive one." (John Money, PhD)
Sandfort, Theo G.M. PhD & Rademakers, Jany, PhD,
Normal Sexual Behavior and Development. Editors: Theo G.M. Sandfort, PhD and
Jany Rademakers, PhD.
Sonenschein, D., Pedophiles on Parade; Volume 1: The monster in the media; Volume 2: The popular imagery of moral hysteria, San Antonio, Texas, 1998
Stewart, Anna; Dennison, Susan & Waterson, Elissa, Pathways
from child maltreatment to juvenile offending; www.aic.gov.au
ISBN 0 642 24282 8 ; ISSN 0817-8542 - October 2002
The authors examine 11 predictive factors for youth offending, and find that
children who suffer maltreatment are more likely to offend. Physical abuse and
neglect are significant predictive factors, but sexual and emotional abuse are
not sexual abuse, turn child into a criminal; January 7 2003,
Physically abused and neglected children are far more likely to end up with
a criminal record, researchers say.
On the other hand, sexually abused children are less likely to offend later
in life, the study, released yesterday by the Australian Institute of
Criminology, has found.
The Leipziger Study of the Social and Psychical Situation of Pedophilic Men
Pabst Science Publishers, Lengerich, 2006
This is a translation of
Pädophilie; Leipzicher Studie zur gesellschaftlichen und psychischen Situation
pädophiler Männer - ISBN-10: 3-89967-323-9; ISBN-13: 978-3-89967-323-4.
The translation will gradually be given here.
the fact that most of those effected find them helpful, the question arises as
to what extent pedophile self-help groups are worthy of social support (e.g.
making space available, club memberships, etc.). In the media, pedophile
self-help groups are sometimes categorically characterized as criminal rings.
Based on the author's experience, there are some serious pedophile self-help
groups which incorporate expert psychological care (e.g. in Frankfurt) that
certainly do not constitute criminal organizations, and which are worthy of
Wilson, Glenn D. & Cox, David N.
The Child-Lovers, A Study of
Paedophiles in Society, Peter Owen, London & Boston, 1982
[External link; ZIP files there]
The data presented here are unique in that this paedophile sample was drawn
neither from medical case records nor from prison files. Rather, they were
self-confessed paedophiles ‘at large’ within the community and to some
extent committed to their lifestyle. Our impression was that their responses to
both the questionnaires and the interviews were fairly honest and uninhibited,
and this belief is supported by the fact that their EPQ Lie scores were
not inflated in relation to a suitable control group. [...]
Because of the unique aspects of the sample there is no reason to expect that
our results will necessarily concur with previous findings.
[...] our research revealed that the fantasies of paedophile men have a lot in
common with those of normal men, e.g. the emphasis on group sex and compliant
partners (Wilson, 1978). Even the prime defining characteristic of paedophilia,
the preference for extreme youth in a sex partner, can be seen as an ex-tension
of the normal tendency of men to seek partners younger than themselves. When all
these factors are considered it is clear that the sexual preferences of the
paedophile are not so far removed from those of the normal man as they might at
Alayne, Sex Without Shame: Encouraging the child's healthy sexual
Yuill, Richard, Male Age-Discrepant Intergenerational
Sexualities and Relationships; 2005; Summary
This thesis examines the construction of male age-discrepant intergenerational
sexualities and relationships (MADIS) - primarily in the United Kingdom. It
analyses the way in which such relationships have been constituted within
hegemonic child sexual abuse (CSA) discourses, and how these in turn have been
influenced by late modern material, social and cultural conditions.