The mythes versus the facts
[This pamphlet was was made by one of the members of the
Danish Paedophile Association, just before this association
decided to discontinue.
Ipce is asked to publish the pamphlet.]
Children are sexually abused by pedophiles only.
Parents were the perpetrators in 84% of the reported cases of child abuse in
2000. Fathers acting alone were responsible for 22% of the cases of sexual
statistics from the U.S. Dept of Justice’s 2003 National Crime Victim’s
Rights Resource Guide
Children are harmed by sex.
There are several scientific studies ( for example those by Rind,
Tromovitch, and Bauserman) that show that child sexual activity is not
always harmful, but may be also
felt as pleasurable.
Pedophilia is a mental disorder.
Pedophilia is a sexual orientation just like homosexuality or heterosexuality.
Pedophiles only want sex from children.
The definition of a pedophile is one who “loves children.” The first
priority of all pedophiles is how to make the child happy. A positive influence
is more important than sexual contact, which is factually quite seldom
of a Pedophile
Pedophile sexuality is unlike that of adult
heterosexuality or homosexuality. Because children are in concern, the pedophile
meets the child as equal to the pedophile. In
a parent or other authoritative position, equality is not the case. Therefore, the wants and needs of the child takes first
priority. A true pedophile does not
harm a child, because that would not be the form of a loving relationship.
Dehumanizing the Pedophile
In an age where homosexuality is no longer viewed as
an illness, we have begun an era where society needs a new person to blame for
the supposed degregation and demoralization of society. The media has thusfar
fixated on the pedophile as the epitomy of everything that is demonic with the
world. The concept of childhood has been so removed from adulthood that children
are not being treated as members of society but members from society. We hope
the reader begins to realize that what is being fed in the media and news does
not comply with real scientific evidence and
the testimony of children that children do indeed have a sexuality.
The pedophile is this century's new scapegoat.
Protect the Children’s
Age of Consent laws have put children and teenagers in a position where they can
no longer enjoy an aspect of their childhood that is important to their
development to adulthood. Laws have tried to label the
right time for sexual activity of children and teenagers should take place.
labeling of the appropriate time for sexual activity only hinders children’s
and teenager’s mental and emotional sexual growth. Children have been proven
to engage in a wide range of healthy sexual activity among each other from a
very early age. Research shows that the emotional and mental stability of
children who have participated in sexual activity may have a positive effect on them. [*2]
L. Weis, "Childhood Sexuality.” The International Encyclopedia of
Sexuality, New York: Continuum, 1997.
ask to lower the Age of Consent
laws. They do not protect children from sexual
activity, but they hurt the emotional and mental health of children and teens.
are not Deaf & Dumb
are living in a society where opinions from children are
disregarded. Adults have an illusion of childhood that is not true.
In order to progress, we have to honestly talk to
our children about their sexuality.
Most child abuse has nothing to do with sex. It is
important to speak out against true sexual abuse, which has so often remained
hidden and denied within families and communities. However, non-sexual violence
of children is as pervasive as sexual violence.
are all forms of abuse that threaten millions of young
people world wide. Yet there is no commitment to halt these deadly
and more pervasive forms of harm to children. Instead, our attention is riveted
by any case involving sex.
The fickleness of the laws and attitudes brought about by
these campaigns have put up a destructive barrier between adults and children.
Caring adults fear that any affection will be branded as abuse. This fear means
that adults often withhold the affectionate and respectful attention that all
Save the Children from Religious Fanatics,
Bigoted Politics, and Unlawful Restrictions!
There is a new hysteria afoot. It does not only have to do with weapons of mass
It has to do with our children as well.
It has to do with our chidren's sexual freedom.
can I find more Info?
can find more information about pedophilia and child sexuality at the [former]
Paedophile Association's website