Agetaboo.com, Common Myths;
What psychology says
Agetaboo.com, Attraction to younger guys; What psychology
Baskins, Jay, Love
in a Slave Society (Statement)
Brunoz, O.; On
Boy-Love - Paedophilia; Historical and Scientific Perspectives;
The following text is the first translation into English of the Dutch
book Pedofilie, published in 1960. Note that the
author defines 'boy' as "a sexually mature non-adult. The
reader will do well to keep this definition in mind, ...". Thus,
what he calls 'paedophilia' is not attraction to the prepubescent child
- especially boy - but to the pubescent and adolescent boy - just that
what we nowadays give the name 'hebephilia'.
Aside from the question of whether or not sexual activities between boys
and men will ever win ethical acceptance, I believe, as expressed in the
preceding pages, that paedophile relationships do exist which are
largely or wholly lacking in favorable aspects and therefore destined to
exert a bad influence on the boy. But I also believe that the importance
of harm is exaggerated, and the bad effects very often are not the
result of the usually mentioned causes.
It has surely been proven by various experts, from ancient Greece
onwards, that there are paedophile sexual relationships which either
totally, or almost totally, do no harm. If it becomes possible to accept
these ethically as positive relationships or at least, making an analogy
with pubertal masturbation, as a more or less harmless practice, then it
is also possible to argue that they could be a source of happiness and
benefit to both man and boy.
Dr Frans, Ethics
and intimacy in intergenerational relationships; ‘First,
do no harm’
Ipce newsletter E 17, June 2004
Maher on intergenerational relationships in interview; quotes from an
interview in Playboy [March 2007]
He seems quite open to the
concept of intergenerational play between the generations, beit on a same-sex
Malón, Agustin, Adult–Child Sex and the Limits of Liberal Sexual Morality;
Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2015 - 44 - Febr.
This article is a critical review of the most common
arguments in the specialized literature about the moral status of
sexual relationships between adults and prepubescent children.The
intent is to reveal how the usual ethical analysis of these
experiences, done from a general sexual morality, with a Kantian and
utilitarian basis, very clearly shows us the limits and contradictions
of contemporary liberal morality regarding sexual matters.
It leaves open the possibility that, under certain circumstances,
these relationships may be morally admissible. Some shortcomings and
contradictions in these liberal arguments suggest that it would be of
interest to refer to other authors and ideas to value adult–child
sex, approaches that are based on a specific sexual morality
concerning the issue of sexual virtues and a more complex conception
of human sexual desire. Some of the scientific implications of these
moral issues are also discussed.
From the quotes:
- My intention is to show that, limiting ourselves to these three
ethical criteria [*], it can be concluded that under certain
circumstances sexual experiences between children and adults could be
[* (1) Consent (2) No instrumentalisation and exploitation (3) No
- The adult’s exploitation of the child does not depend on the
inequality in power, but rather on the use the adult makes of that
- The problem is precisely the fact that children are taught to be
submissive with adults, especially concerning sexual matters, where
they are kept in dangerous ignorance that makes them especially
vulnerable. Giving the child more information and more power would
mean they could reject, refuse and say no, something that then puts us
in the dangerous position where they could also say yes.
- It has been argued that under certain circumstances these
experiences are not only harmless, but are in fact even positive and
beneficial for the child. When there is no violence, coercion,
deception, concealment, etc., some state that the negative
consequences attributed to these events no longer exist. In these
cases the simple will of the child to participate in a relationship
they find pleasurable is more than enough to allow it.
- Ultimately, based on the possibility of damage that even though it
may be only hypothetical and sometimes caused by society’s reaction,
makes it more plausible to opt for a cautious prohibition.
- I judge it to be the case that, even if only for prudential reasons,
this general rejection seems to be justified, especially when social
condemnation is so intense in the large majority of people.
- I have also taken the principal criticisms to these arguments into
consideration, concluding that there are sufficient reasons, even of a
prudential nature, to uphold the social rejection of sexual
relationships between adults and minors under a certain age.
- My aim, however, was focused on showing how these arguments are
incapable of justifying a definitive and universal rejection of these
relationships, as they always leave the possibility open that some of
them are or could be morally permissible.
Moonen, Gerald, My principles;
New Zealand 2006 (Statement)
Gerald, Morality - Is
it Anti-Sexual or Anti-Violence? New Zealand, 2006 (Statement)
of Non-Violent Warfare - Author & source unknown
Non-violence begins with a non-violent attitude toward those who oppress us.
Every successful revolution begins with a consciousness raising of the oppressed
Demonization is always the rational by which dominant oppressive groups justify
their violence against the oppressed. Demonization itself must be challenged.
Members of the oppressed group who are able to network together should support
each other in avoiding panic; they must try to assess situations as coolly as
possible, and find ways to be as safe as possible, without giving up the
Sergio, PhD, Questioning
Power Hierarchies; Michael Davidson and Literary Pederasty in Italy;
17 June 2005, One Day Conference on 'Gender', University of Sussex - Abstract
This paper offers an overview of the complex power dynamics at play in
homo-erotic desire and encounter within a long tradition of literary pederasty
in the Mediterranean.
I want to show that even the most unbalanced structures of power can reveal
significant contradictions and counter-movements.
Sample, Ian, The brain scan that can read people's intentions;
Call for ethical debate over possible use of new technology in interrogation;
The Guardian, February 9, 2007
A team of world-leading neuroscientists has developed a powerful technique that allows them to look deep inside a person's brain and read
their intentions before they act.
The research breaks controversial new ground in scientists' ability to probe people's minds and eavesdrop on their thoughts, and raises serious
ethical issues over how brain-reading technology may be used in the future.
Silent Sufferer, "It
is your body" - Gee, what do I tell him? Poor lad;
The subject came up about
"inappropriate touching". Tommy raised some interesting observations.
He's quite astute for his age and very intelligent. He's always thinking for
We discussed this "touching" in detail after he had a lesson in school
touch/bad touch. The teacher said that no one has the right to touch his
body. It nearly made him cry. Tommy was utterly confused, and rightfully
so. How your body could be yours, but controlled by someone else is a pretty
scary concept. The conversation went as follows: [... ... ...]
Singer, Peter, Virtual vices;
Daily Times (UK), July 20, 2007
The burst of publicity about virtual paedophilia in Second Life may have focused on the wrong target. Video games are properly subject to legal
controls, not when they enable people to do things that, if real, would be crimes, but when there is evidence on the basis of which we can
reasonably conclude that they are likely to increase serious crime in the real world. At present, the evidence for that is stronger for games
involving violence than it is for virtual realities that permit
Thomas, Ray, The
Hegelian Principle; By Ray Thomas, 2000
I've written before about the "Hegelian Principle," which the power
seekers have been using with amazing success for a lot longer than I can
remember to create support for their power grabs. It's a simple principle. It
has only three steps: [...]
Another example of the use of the Hegelian Principle is the so-called
"child protection crisis."
There is no child protection crisis. Child abuse has actually been going down in
recent years, while "reports" of it have been rising exponentially.
Children have suffered, but in many cases, from the neglect of the "child
protectors" for the real cases while they pursue the false ones.
can touch children, says union; NZ Herald, September 26, 2006
The primary teachers' union will tell its members it is all right to touch
children to comfort or praise them, in a major shift in its advice about
Examples of appropriate touching included "hugging or placing a supportive
arm across a child's shoulders but only when and where needed".
sexual human rights; Source: Conference
Report of the Fourteenth World Congress of Sexology 23-27 August 1999, Hong Kong