I dream of when...

by Miami Autumn, October 2020

We know that attraction to minors and sexual activity with minors are different: 91.3-95.2% (0.99 CI) of minor-attracted persons (MAPs) have not been convicted of engaging in sexual activity with a minor,[1] and 76.5-92.0% (0.99 CI) of persons who have been convicted of engaging in illegal sexual activity with a minor are not attracted to minors.[2]

Yet, MAPs rely on organizations like the Association for Sexual Abuse Prevention, the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the Global Prevention Project, the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Stop It Now, B4U-Act (“before you act”), etc. to find therapy and other professional resources.

Am I alone in feeling that the only reason why these organizations care about MAPs is for the purpose of preventing them from acting sexually with minors?

I dream of when the health, safety, and well-being of minor-attracted persons is a priority rather than a means to an end.

Dreamy little girl

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Notes
1. Bailey, J. M., Bernhard, P. A., & Hsu, K. J. (2016). An internet study of men sexually attracted to children: Correlates of sexual offending against children. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 2016, 125(7), 989-1,000. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000213
2. Kesicky, D., Andre, I., & Kesicka, M. (2014). EPA-0284 – Pedophiles and (or) child molesters. European Psychiatry, 29(1), 1. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0924-9338(14)77731-4
Notes: 1) Both studies referenced contain insurmountable methodological deficits. 2) If you're wondering why I use the terms “sexual contact” and “sexual activity” instead of “abuse,” then stay tuned for upcoming posts!