MSC's Official Blog


MSC has a large collection of all kinds of resources. Take a look below and go through a category that interests you :)

Table of Contents:


  • Arcane
  • Bly Rede
  • David Ertz
  • Ender
  • Miami Autumn
  • PedoViking
  • Timothy N. Frode
  • You too can be listed here! If you have some resource you want us to add, contact us, and we will consider it!


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General Blogs

• "Celibate Pedophiles", by Ethan Edwards —

• "Not A Monster", by Todd Nickerson —

• "Pensamentos Folle", by Lucas P. Folle (Portuguese/English) —

• "A Life Less Lonely", by Leonard –

Blogs and Publications

• Pedophiles About Pedophilia

Other Websites

• Ask Virped, Reddit sub for asking pedophile questions. —

• MAP Resources, general resources for finding support and community —

• Virtuous Pedophiles, a website for non-offending, anti-contact pedophiles (fill in contact form to access peer support forum) —

• B4U-ACT, organization to educate mental health providers and promote access to mental health support for MAPs, with a peer support forum for MAPs and support options for friends and relatives —

• Christian Pedophile, a website for Christian pedophiles —

• Čepek, Czech site for non-offending pedophiles —

• The Primary Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, site with resources about preventing CSA —



Map For Life, Bly Rede, Newsletter –


• "Gold Star Pedophiles", Dan Savage, The Stranger (Feb 4, 2010) —


• "Another Gold-Star Pedophile", Dan Savage, The Stranger (Mar 7, 2012) —

• "Do pedophiles deserve sympathy?", James Cantor, CNN (Jun 21, 2012) —

• "Meet pedophiles who mean well: The men behind are attracted to children but devoted to denying their desires", Tracy Clark-Flory, (Jun 30, 2012) —

• "Born This Way: Sympathy and Science for Those Who Want to Have Sex with Children", Cord Jefferson, (Sep 7, 2012) —

• "The Science of Pedophilia: Is It a Sexual Orientation?", Makini Brice, Medical Daily (Sep 7, 2012) —

• "How Can We Stop Pedophiles? Stop treating them like monsters", Jennifer Bleyer, (Sep 24, 2012) —

• "Sandusky Will Die in Prison, and We Talked To a Pedophilia Expert", Vinnie Rotondaro, Vice (Oct 9, 2012) —


• "Paedophilia: Bringing Dark Desires To Light", Jon Henley, The Guardian (Jan 2, 2013) —

• "Many researchers taking a different view of pedophilia", Alan Zarembo (Jan 14, 2013) —

• "The Science of Sex Abuse. Is it right to imprison people for heinous crimes they have not yet committed?", Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker (Jan 14, 2013) —

• "Pedophilia, Preemptive Imprisonment, and the Ethics of Predisposition", Kyle Edwards, Practical Ethics, University of Oxford (Jan 21, 2013) —

• "Are Some Men Born Pedophiles? New Science Says Yes, But Sexologists Say Not So Fast", Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet (Jan 21, 2013) —

• "Happy Birthday, Virtuous Pedophiles!", James Cantor, Sexology Today Blog (Jul 15, 2013) —

• "The Missing Link Between Pedophiles and the Rest of Us", Alice Dreger, Pacific Standard (Jul 16, 2013) —

• "A prevention-first approach to child sexual abuse", Elizabeth Letourneau, The Baltimor Sun (Aug 6, 2013) —

• "I, Pedophile", David Goldberg, The Atlantic (Aug 26, 2013) —

• "What Can Be Done About Pedophilia?", Alice Dreger, The Atlantic (Aug 26, 2013) —

• "Not All Pedophiles Have Mental Disorder, American Psychiatric Association Says In New DSM", Hunter Stuart, The Huffington Post (Nov 1, 2013) —

• "Is Pedophilia a Sexual Orientation?", Laura Kane, Toronto Star (Dec 22, 2013) —


• "Inside the mind of a paedophile", Martin McKenzie-Murray, The Saturday Paper (May 10, 2014) —

• "Study Finds Pedophiles’ Brains Wired to Find Children Attractive", Charlotte Lytton, Daily Beast (May 23, 2014) —

• "Virtuous Pedophiles group gives support therapy cannot", Amber Hildebrandt, CBC News (Jul 18, 2014) —

• "The Pedophiles Who Didn’t Want to Hurt Children", Choire Sicha, The Awl (Aug 11, 2014) —

• "You’re 16. You’re a Pedophile. You Don’t Want to Hurt Anyone. What Do You Do Now?", Luke Malone, Matter (Aug 11, 2014) —

• "Should we do more to help paedophiles?", Rebecca Roache, Practical Ethics, University of Oxford (Aug 12, 2014) —

• "Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime", Margo Kaplan, The New York Times (Oct 5, 2014) —

• "We Need to Make It Easier for Pedophiles To Seek Help", Elizabeth Letourneau, Time (Oct 10, 2014) —

• "'I Am A Paedophile': Is Our Approach To Sex Offenders Helping To Create More Victims?", Steve Humphries, The Independent (Nov 24, 2014) —

• "When society mistakes pedophiles for molesters", Kate Ferguson, (Dec 12, 2014) —

• "Virtuous pedophiles exist", Kelly Babchisin, NextGenForensic (Dec 19, 2014) —


• "Can you stop a paedophile before they even start?", Dominic Hurst, BBC News (Feb 4, 2015) —

• "5 Ways We Misunderstand Pedophilia (That Makes it Worse)", Robert Evans, (Feb 8, 2015) —

• "How Precision in Language Can Help Prevent Sexual Abuse", Kelly Babchishin, Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment (Feb 20, 2015) —

• "Child Celibate: Understanding Non-Offending Pedophilia", Alexander McBride Wilson, Lens Culture (May 2015) —

• "In Germany, they treat paedophiles as victims… not offenders", Rose Troup Buchanan, The Independent (Jul 14, 2015) —

• "Facing Disturbing Truths About Pedophilia Could Help Us Keep Kids Safer", Brian Whitney, Pacific Standard (Jul 16, 2015) —

• "As courts censure civil detention practices, is it time for professionals to speak up?", David Prescott, Forensic Psychologist (Sep 14, 2015) —

• "I’m a pedophile, but not a monster", Todd Nickerson, ( (Sep 21, 2015) —

• "I'm a Pedophile, You're the Monsters", Todd Nickerson, ( (Sep 30, 2015) —

• "How Germany treats paedophiles before they offend", Kate Connolly, The Guardian (Oct 16, 2015) —

• "The pedophile I could not help", Debra Soh, (Oct 27, 2015) —

• "Sympathy for the Deviant", Jennifer Bleyer, Psychology Today (Nov 3, 2015) —

• "Are paedophiles' brains wired differently?", BBC News Magazine (Nov 24, 2015) —

• "Of People and Pedophiles", Sean Smith, The Varsity Magazine (Nov 28, 2015) —


• "Stigma and non-offending pedophiles", Ian McPhail, NextGenForensic (Jan 10, 2016) —

• "Can Child Dolls Keep Pedophiles from Offending?", Roc Morin, The Atlantic (Jan 11, 2016) —

• "Can Virtual Sex Prevent Pedophiles from Harming Children in Real Life?", Cecilia D’Anastasio, Broadly (Jan 14, 2016) —

• "Realizing You're A Pedophile Can Make you Want To Kill Yourself", Paul Willis, Vice (Jan 15, 2016) —

• "Sentencing Memorandum in Case Involving Child Pornography", Jack Weinstein, US District Court, Eastern NY (Jan 21, 2016) —

• "Should this man go to prison for buying a child sex doll?", Kristen Brown, Fusion (Feb 1, 2016) —

• "For Looking at Child Porn, a Judge Imposes a Sentence of Days Rather Than Years", Jacob Sullum, (Feb 1, 2016) —

• "DARK NET: The “Virtuous” Online Pedophile Forums", Ian Frisch, Vocativ (Feb 3, 2016) —

• "Newfoundland’s Child Sex Doll Trial Raises Uncomfortable Questions About Pedophilia and the Law", Dorian Geiger, Vice (Feb 25, 2016) —

• "What should we do about paedophiles?", Sophie Elmhirst, The Guardian (Mar 1, 2016) —

• "I, Pedophile dares to empathize", Martin Knelman, The Star (Mar 9, 2016) —

• "Tackling A Tough Subject: Why I Made a Documentary About Pedophiles", Matthew Campea, CBC FirstHand (Mar 10, 2016) —

• "Four Misconceptions About Pedophiles", CBC FirstHand (Mar 10, 2016) —

• "Berlin doc terms pedophilia a sexual orientation", The Times of India (Mar 10, 2016) —

• "The List", Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker (Mar 14, 2016) —

• "Non-Offending Pedophiles Suffer From Isolation", Robert Muller, PhD, Psychology Today (Mar 17, 2016) —

• "Paedophilia a 'sexual orientation – like being straight or gay'", Ian Johnston, Independent (Apr 3, 2016) —

• "A coming out that has to remain a secret", Ben Kirssen (Apr 13, 2016) —

• "How Should Society Handle Pedophiles Who Haven’t Hurt Anyone?", Jesse Singal, Science of Us (Apr 13, 2016) —

• "How is Pedophilia a Health Issue?", Ruby Prosser Scully, The Medical Republic (Apr 29, 2016) —

• "Beyond Choice & Reason: Non-Offending Pedophilia", Alexander McBride Wilson, Flint Magazine (May 1, 2016) —

• "Can paedophilia really be cured with drugs?", Belinda Winder, The Conversation (May 17, 2016) —

• "‘Virtuous Pedophiles’ Put Therapists In An Ethical Catch-22", Tracy Clark-Flory, Vocativ (May 23, 2016) —

• "Disclosing a sexual interest in children to others: The experience of a non-offending pedophile", Ian McPhail interview with @ender, NextGenForensic (Jun 12, 2016) —

• "Is Paedophilia A New Sexual Orientation?", Chester Frampton, Wessex Scene (Jun 15, 2016) —

• "Should We Lift the Stigma on “Virtuous Pedophiles”?", Sherry Colb, Verdict (Jul 12, 2016) —

• "First, save the children", The Economist (Aug 11, 2016) —

• " Mandatory Reporting Consultation", StopSO (Aug, 27,2016) —

• "Shedding light on the dark field", The Economist (Aug 13, 2016) —

• "What It’s Like to Be a Celibate Pedophile", Alexa Tsoulis-Reay, Science of Us (Aug 18, 2016) —

• "Preventing Child Abuse: How To Work With Paedophiles To Stop The First Crime From Happening", Juliet Grayson, The Huffington Post (Aug 26, 2016) —

• "Counterpoint: After Jacob, work harder to prevent child sexual abuse", Elizabeth Letourneau, Star Tribune (Sep 8, 2016) —

• "A Different Perspective for Stopping Child Sexual Abuse", Elizabeth Letourneau, Psychology Today (Sep 11, 2016) —

• "He Is A Paedophile, But That Does Not Make Him A Child Molester", Juliet Grayson, The Huffington Post (Sep 18, 2016) —

• "Should we care when Paedophiles are murdered?", Cursed E (Sep 21, 2016) —

• "Why Would Someone Choose to Be a Monster?",Simon Lewsen, The Walrus (Sep 28, 2016) —

• "Brains of paedophiles who abuse children are different to those who do not, scientists discover", Ian Johnston, The Independent (Oct 25, 2016) —

• "Inside The Brain Of A Pedophile: MRI Scans Reveal Differences In Those Who Harm Children And Those Who Do Not", Dana Dovey, Medical Daily (Oct 25, 2016) —

• "Model project for pedophiles saved", (Oct 25, 2016) —

• "He's a 'Good Pedophile'", Chantal McCulligh, Anxiety Gone (Oct 27, 2016) —

• "'Virtuous pedophile' who admits being attracted to children but has never abused anyone is trying to encourage others in his situation to come forward", Julian Robinson, Mail Online (Nov 17, 2016) —

• "Self-confessed paedophile claims he's ETHICAL for not abusing children – and wants to change society's views on his sexual desires", Tom Midlane & Anthony Bond, The Mirror (Nov 17, 2016) —

• "Here’s a Weird New Discovery About Pedophiles", Jesse Singal, Science of Us (Nov 23, 2016) —

• "Can Programs Like "Help Wanted" Prevent Child Sexual Abuse?", Elizabeth Letourneau, Psychology Today (Dec 12, 2016) —


• "'Comfortably out' paedophile says he chooses not to act on his urges but fantasises about children", Jon Sharman, The Independent (Jan 7, 2017) —

• "Who is Gary Gibson and what is a ‘virtuous paedophile’?", Maryse Godden, The Sun (Jan 11, 2017) —

• "Paedophiles need help, not condemnation – I should know", BBC Three (Feb 10, 2017) —

• "British wife of ‘virtuous paedophile’ who is attracted to girls as young as SIX still loves him and plans to stick by him", Tom Gillespie, The Sun (Feb 15, 2017) —

• "We need to talk about pedophiles", Jim Brown, CBC Radio (Feb 19, 2017) —

• "Salon Shouldn’t Have Unpublished Its Article by a Pedophile Author", Jesse Singal, Science of Us (Feb 22, 2017) —

• "To stop paedophiles, we need to help them. But no one wants to hear that", Deborah Orr, The Guardian (Feb 28, 2017) —

• "To prevent child sex abuse, paedophilia needs to recognised as mental disorder", RN Bhaskar, The Free Press Journal (Mar 8, 2017) —

• "Paedophilia is 'fate, not a choice', leading scientist claims", Tom Embury-Dennis, The Independent (Mar 14, 2017) —

• "Paedophilia is a fate and not a choice, German doctor says", Divya Chandrababu, The Times of India (Mar 14, 2017) —

• "The Unjust, Irrational, and Unconstitutional Consequences of Pedophilia Panic", Jacob Sullum, Reason (Mar 15, 2017) —

• "Child Sex Dolls Are Horrifying — But Some Say They Prevent Abuse", Tracy Clark-Flory, Vocativ (Mar 16, 2017) —

• "Challenging societal negativity towards paedophiles", Craig Harper and Ross Bartels, NextGenForensic (Mar 26, 2017) —

• "An Uncomfortable Truth Under Scope: What Causes Pedophilia?", Mr. Peppermint, Onedio (Apr 24, 2017) —

• "My grown up son just told me he is sexually attracted to children", Dr. Sarah Goode, NetDoctor (Jun 8, 2017) —

• "Shocking study shows just half of those who watch child porn are paedophiles", Jon Rogers and Monical Pallenberg, Express (Jul 10, 2017) —

• “Two paedophiles speak: What it’s like to be born in a body with a “cursed” mind.”, Michelle Andrews, Mamamia (Sep 2, 2017) —

• "The young paedophiles who say they don’t abuse children", Catherine Burns, BBC (Sep 11, 2017) —

• "What it's like to be a paedophile", Kelan Mahon, The Overtake (Dec 7, 2017) —


• "Is attraction to an age group another kind of sexual orientation?", Michael C. Seto, The Conversation (Jan 23, 2018) —

• "Online Support Groups Can Keep Pedophiles From Offending but They Keep Getting Shut Down", Katie Herzog, The Stranger (Jul 20, 2018) —


• "Pedophilia and sexual offending against children: Theory, assessment, and intervention.", Seto, M (2008) —

• "Understanding and Addressing Adult Sexual Attraction to Children", Goode, S. (2009) —

• "Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis", Kenneth V. Lanning (2010) —

• "The Trauma Myth: The Truth About the Sexual Abuse of Children and Its Aftermath", Clancy, S. (2011) —

• "Pedophiles in Society", Goode, S. (2011) —

• "Rehabilitating Sexual Offenders: A Strength-Based Approach", William L. Marshall (2011) —

• "Internet Sex Offenders", Seto, M. (2013) —

• "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5)", American Psychiatric Association (2013)

• "Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us", Bering, J. (2014) —

• "Terminology Guidelines for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse", Susanna Greijer and Jaap Doek (2016) —

• "Virtuous Pedophiles", Gary Gibson (2018) —

• "Past the Dark Field", Sheila van den Heuvel-Collins (2019) —


• “Brain Research and Pedophilia What it Means for Assessment Treatment and Policy”, with Michael C. Seto and James Cantor (2011) —

• “Outing”, Documentary (Trailer) (Apr 27, 2012) —

• “Living with pedophilia”, interview with Max Weber from VirPed (May 25, 2013) —

• “Mysteries of the Mind: The Pedophile's Brain (HD)”, with James Cantor (Jan 21, 2014) —

• “Tarred and Feathered”, This American Life podcast, interview with Adam (Apr 11, 2014) —

• “Cyberbullies, Mass Media and Pedophiles”, radio program featuring Luke Malone (0:33:00) (Jun 16, 2014) —

• “Born that way?”, CBC Radio program featuring James Cantor and Paul Fedoroff (Sep 4, 2014) —

• “Exploring Options to Help Pedophiles”, radio interview with Gary Gibson (Sep 17, 2014) —

• “The Paedophile Next Door”, UK documentary (Nov 25, 2014) —

• “Daniel's World”, Czech documentary (Trailer) (Feb 19, 2015) —

• “Pedophilia: Myths, Realities and Treatments”, with Fred Berlin (Mar 12, 2015) —

• “Lived Experiences of Young Adults Attracted to Minors”, panel discussion at the Moore Center 2015 Symposium with Luke Malone and two VirPed members (Jun 5, 2015) —

• “The Nature of Paedophilia”, BBC Radio (Jul 13, 2015) —

• “Dr. Drew talks to author of controversial pedophile essay”, interview with Todd Nickerson (Sep 23, 2015) —

• “Pedophilia with Psychological Assessment, Incorporated”, by Security Guy Radio (Dec 2, 2015) —

• “Our Little Secret”, Matthewswood Entertainment Documentary (Feb 7, 2017) —

• “I, Pedophile”, CBC documentary (Mar 2016) —

• “How do we protect out children from the unspeakable?”, TEDx Talk with Luke Broomhall (Apr 1, 2016) —

• “Joe Rogan on pedophilia”, a discussion of pedophilia on Joe Rogan's show (May 22, 2016) —

• “The Science of Pedophilia”, Sickboy Podcast with James Cantor (5 Jun, 2016) —

• “Episode #44 -Todd Nickerson”, interview with Todd Nickerson in The Dark Room Podcast (Aug 15, 2016) —

• “I am Attracted to Children”, documentary on Calatonian TV3 (w/ English subtitles) (Nov 13, 2016) —

• “Inside the Life of a Virtuous Peodphile”, with Todd Nickerson (Nov 16, 2016) —

• “Supoz Interviews A Pedophile (Are Pedophiles Bad People?)”, with Ender Wiggin (Dec 16, 2016) —

• “To MAP Humanity”, with Todd Nickerson (Jan 6, 2017) —

• “Who are “Virtuous Pedophiles”, with Gary Gibson (Jan 11, 2017) —

• “I'm Standing by My 'Paedophile' Husband”, with Tabitha Abel (Gary Gibson's wife) (Jan 11, 2017) —

• “My Husband Is Attracted To Little Girls But I’m Standing By Him”, Dr Phil Show with Gary Gibson (Jan 23, 2017) —

• “Why Pedophilia and Child Abuse Aren't the Same Thing”, with Craigh Harper (Feb 11, 2017) —

• “We need to talk about pedophiles”, Jim Brown, CBC Radio (Feb 19, 2017) —

• “When Sexual Desires Become Dangerous w/ Dr. James Cantor”, Turn Me On podcast (00:23:00) (Apr 26, 2017) —

• “The Man Who Dares to Bring Science & Humanity to the World of 'Monsters'”, interview with James Cantor (Jun 18, 2017) —

• “Why pedophiles are different from child molesters (Dr Eve explains)”, The Eusebius McKaiser Show (Jun 23, 2017) —

• “DSM & Pedophilia — Strange Bedfellows”, interview with James Cantor (Jun 30, 2017) —

• “The young paedophiles who say they don’t abuse children”, BBC (Sep 11, 2017) —

• “Child sexual abuse is preventable, not inevitable”, Elizabeth Letourneau, TEDMED (Sep 12, 2017) —

• “Interview with a Female Anti-Contact Pedophile named 'Emma'”, The Prevention Podcast (Jan 1, 2018) —

• “Interview with Anti-Contact Pedophile 'Ender'”, The Prevention Podcast (Jan 15, 2018) —

• “Interview with Anti-Contact Pedophile 'Bruce'”, The Prevention Podcast (Jan 29, 2018) —

• “Interview with Dr. Allyson Walker’s to Discuss their MAP Resiliency research”, The Prevention Podcast (Feb 12, 2018) —

• “Treating Pedophilia”, Psychology in Seattle, with Kate Stewart from Modern Therapy Seattle (Feb 19, 2018) —

• “Interview with a Millennial Anti-Contact Pedophile: 'Dillon'”, The Prevention Podcast (Feb 26, 2018) —

• “Interview with 'Conservative' Pedophile: 'Bertus'”, The Prevention Podcast (Mar 12, 2018) —

• “Interview with the bold and brave MAPs activist Todd Nickerson”, The Prevention Podcast (Mar 26, 2018) —

• “Interview with 'Ayden'”, The Prevention Podcast (Apr 9, 2018) —

• “Pedophilia Explained”, The Science of Sex Podcast, with James Cantor (Apr 11, 2018) —

• “Let’s be mature about pedophilia”, Madeleine van der Bruggen, TEDx Sittard Geleen (Apr 13, 2018) —

• ”Interview with anti-contact female pedophile ‘Beth’”, The Prevention Podcast (Apr 23, 2018) —

• “Is there such a thing as a 'Virtuous Pedophile'?”, The Feed (May 2, 2018) —

• “Interview with Anti-Contact Pedophile 'Jakob'”, The Prevention Podcast (May 7, 2018) —

• “Bringing a Voice to the Voiceless”, The Prevention Podcast (May 21, 2018) —

• “New Child Protection Organization that is 'Outside the Box'”, The Prevention Podcast (June 4, 2018) —

• “Why our perception of pedophilia has to change”, Mirjam Heine, TEDx University of Würzburg (June 11, 2018) —

• “Married to a MAP”, The Prevention Podcast (June 18, 2018) —

• “Interview with's Jenny Coleman and Micah Waxman”, The Prevention Podcast (July 2, 2017) —

• “Interview with an Asexual MAP”, The Prevention Podcast (July 16, 2018) —

• “Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivor Interviews a Pedophile – Part 1 of 3”, Living Beyond Abuse (Sep 1, 2018) —

• “Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivor Interviews a Pedophile – Part 2 of 3”, Living Beyond Abuse (Sep 2, 2018) —

• "The truth about paedophilia", The Signal, ABC (May 13, 2019) —

• "Can you fix a paedophile?", The Signal, ABC (May 15, 2019) —

• "Vihattu mies/Hated Man", Helsingin Sanomat (August 8, 2021 — English translation


Below is an extensive list of research studies on minor attraction and related topics.

Please bear in mind that many of these studies have limitations that impact the reliability and generalizability of their findings. Interpret research carefully and critically by considering the study design, the strength of evidence provided by the design, whether the sample in the study is representative, and whether the results are statistically significant. Please view this article for a comprehensive guide to interpreting research:

Most of these articles can be accessed on Sci-Hub, a pirating website for academic literature.


  • Characteristics of the users of Troubled Desire, a web-based self-management app for individuals with sexual interest in children: Descriptive analysis of self-assessment data. Schuler, M., Gieseler, H., Schweder, K. W., von Heyden, M., & Beier, K. M. (2021).

  • “I would report it even if they have not committed anything”: Social service students’ attitudes toward minor-attracted people. Walker, A., Butters, B. P., & Nichols, E. (2021).

  • Idiopathic and acquired pedophilia as two distinct disorders: an insight from neuroimaging. Scarpazza, C., Finos, L., Genon, S., Masiero, L., Bortolato, E., Cavaliere, C., Pezzaioli, J., Monaro, M., Navarin, N., Battaglia, U., Pietrini, P., Ferracuti, S., Sartori, G., & Camperio Ciani, A. S. (2021).

  • The concept of paedophilia. Part 1 : Historical background and nosology. Leistedt, S., Thibaut, F. (2021).




  • Can Pedophiles Change? Cantor, J.M. (2018).

  • Clinical characteristics associated with paedophilia and child sex offending – Differentiating sexual preference from offence status. Gerwinn, H., Weiß, S., Tenbergen, G., Amelung, T., Födisch, C., Pohl, A., Massau, C., Kneer, J., Mohnke, S., Kärgel, C., Wittfoth, M., Jung, S., Drumkova, K., Schiltz, K., Walter, M., Beier, K. M., Walter, H., Ponseti, J., Schiffer, B., & Kruger, T. (2018).

  • “I can’t talk about that”: Stigma and fear as barriers to preventive services for minor-attracted persons. Grady, M. D., Levenson, J. S., Mesias, G., Kavanagh, S., & Charles, J. (2019).

  • Is contact with children related to legitimizing beliefs toward sex with children among men with pedophilia? Geradt, M., Jahnke, S., & Heinz, J. (2018).

  • More on age of onset of attractions and sexual development in pedohebephilic individuals: Response to Tozdan and Briken (2018). McPhail, I. V. (2018).

  • The sigma of pedophilia: Clinical and forensic implications. Jahnke, S. (2018).


  • Behaviour and characteristics of perpetrators of online-facilitated child sexual abuse and exploitation: A rapid evidence assessment. DeMarco, J., Sharrock, S., Crowther, T., & Barnard, M. (2017).

  • Born this way? A qualitative examination of public perceptions of the causes of pedophilia and sexual offending against children. Richards, K. (2017).

  • Evidence for superior neurobiological and behavioral inhibitory control abilities in non-offending as compared to offending pedophiles. Kärgel, C., Massau, C., Weiß, S., Walter, M., Borchardt, V., Krueger, T. H., Tenbergen, G., Kneer, J., Wittfoth, M., Pohl, A., Gerwinn, H., Ponseti, J., Amelung, T., Beier, K. M., Mohnke, S., Walter, H., & Schiffer, B. (2017).

  • Executive functioning in pedophilia and child sexual offending. Massau, C., Tenbergen, G., Kärgel, C., Weiß, S., Gerwinn, H., Pohl, A., Amelung, T., Mohnke, S., Kneer, J., Wittfoth, M., Ristow, I., Schiltz, K., Beier, K. M., Ponseti, J., Walter, M., Kruger, T. H. C., Walter, H., & Schiffer, B. (2017).

  • Gray matter anomalies in pedophiles with and without a history of child sexual offending. Schiffer, B., Amelung, T., Pohl, A., Kaergel, C., Tenbergen, G., Gerwinn, H., Mohnke, S., Massau, C., Matthias, W., Weiß, S., Marr, V., Beier, K. M., Walter, M., Ponseti, J., Krüger, T., Schiltz, K., & Walter, H. (2017).

  • Looking beyond the screen: A critical review of the literature on the online child pornography offender. Henshaw, M., Ogloff, J. R. P., & Clough, J. A. (2017).

  • Minor attraction: A queer criminological issue. Walker, A. & Panfil, V.R. (2017).

  • Orienting basic research on chronophilias. Bailey, J. M. & Hsu, K. J. (2017).

  • The puzzle of male chronophilias. Seto, M. C. (2017).





  • Evidence for heritability of adult men's sexual interest in youth under age 16 from a population‐based extended twin design. Alanko, K., Salo, B., Mokros, A., & Santtila, P. (2013).

  • Navigating the stigma of pedophilia: The experiences of nine minor-attracted men in Canada. Freimond, C. M. (2013).

  • Response inhibition in pedophilia: an FMRI pilot study. Habermeyer, B., Esposito, F., Händel, N., Lemoine, P., Kuhl, H. C., Klarhöfer, M., Mager, R., Mokros, A., Dittmann, V., Seifritz, E., & Graf, M. (2013).





  • Can pedophiles be reached for primary prevention of child sexual abuse? First results of the Berlin Prevention Project Dunkelfeld (PPD). Beier, K. M., Ahlers, C. J., Goecker, D., Neutze, J., Mundt, I. A., Hupp, E., & Schaefer, G. A. (2009).



  • Cerebral white matter deficiencies in pedophilic men. Cantor, J., Kabani, N., Christensen, B., Zipursky, R., Barbaree, H., Dickey, R., Klassen, P., Mikulis, D., Kuban, M., Blak, T., Richards, B., Hanratty, K., & Blanchard, R. (2007).

  • Physical height in pedophilic and hebephilic sexual offenders. Cantor, J. M., Kuban, M. E., Blak, T., Klassen, P. E., Dickey, R., & Blanchard, R. (2007).



  • Handedness in pedophilia and hebephilia. Cantor, J. M., Klassen, P. E., Dickey, R., Christensen, B. K., Kuban, M. E., Blak, T., Williams, N. S., & Blanchard, R. (2005).


  • Intelligence, memory, and handedness in pedophilia. Cantor, J. M., Blanchard, R., Christensen, B. K., Dickey, R., Klassen, P. E., Beckstead, A. L., Blak, T., & Kuban, M. E. (2004).


  • Self-reported head injuries before and after age 13 in pedophilic and nonpedophilic men referred for clinical assessment. Blanchard, R., Kuban, M. E., Klassen, P., Dickey, R., Christensen, B. K., Cantor, J. M., & Blak, T. (2003).


  • Retrospective self-reports of childhood accidents causing unconsciousness in phallometrically diagnosed pedophiles. Blanchard, R., Christensen, B. K., Strong, S. M., Cantor, J. M., Kuban, M. E., Klassen, P., Dickey, R., & Blak, T. (2002).



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• State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Cooperative Agreements 🌐

• Suicide Prevention Publications 🌐

• The Global Prevention Project ☎️ 801-272-3500 🌐

• Stop it Now! Helpline ☎️ 1.888.PREVENT (Monday to Friday 12pm – 6pm EST) 🌐

Canada 🇨🇦

(No Canadian resources yet.)

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

• Stop it Now! Helpline ☎️ 0808 1000 900 (9am – 9pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 5pm on Fridays)

• Samaritans ☎️ 08457 90 90 90 📱 07725 90 90 90 (text) 🌐

Germany 🇩🇪

• Prevention Project Dunkelfeld (PPD) 🌐

• Shadows Project Forum 🌐

France 🇫🇷

• L'Ange Bleu 🌐 🌐 (list of therapists) 📧 [email protected] or [email protected]

• CRIAVS ☎️ +33 235 635 637 🌐

• SOS Amitié (Suicide Prevention) ☎️ +33 972 394 050 🌐 (online chat)

• SOS Depression ☎️ +33 140 610 566 🌐

Denmark 🇩🇰

• Janus Centret. Hjælp til børn og unge med seksuelle adfærdsproblemer. Du kan sende dem en email eller ringe til dem. 🌐

• Bryd Cirklen. Sexologisk Klinik har en anonym telefonrådgivning specielt for voksne med seksuelle tanker om børn.​ (Only for people over 18) ☎️ 65 909 909 (tirsdage kl. 16–18 og torsdage kl. 10.00–12.00.​) 🌐

• Danish Suicide Prevention Hotline ☎️ +45 70 201 201 (Monday to Sunday, 11:00 – 23:00) 🌐

Netherlands 🇳🇱

• Online peer support forum for pedophiles. 🌐

• JON. Online support community for pedophiles. 🌐

• Stop It Now! Netherlands ☎️ 0800 266 64 36 🌐

• COSA Netherlands 🌐

• Suicide Prevention Hotline ☎️ 0900 0113 🌐


• ÂngelBlau 🌐


Only you are responsible for safeguarding your identity from being revealed to the wrong parties.

  1. Do not use your real name as your username or as part of your username. If you are currently using your real name, we strongly suggest that you change it as soon as possible.

  2. Do not use an email address tied to your real identity for your social media or MAP-related accounts. Obtaining a “burner” email address from a variety of providers is free and easy. Such providers include Protonmail, Tutanota, GMX, Hushmail and others.

  3. Do not use a nickname that you use elsewhere on the internet that is tied to your real identity. Minor attracted people have been outed by vigilantes in the past because of this reason. If you are currently using a nickname that you use in other non-related sites and is linked to your real identity, we strongly suggest that you change it as soon as possible.

  4. Do not share your real name, location or any other information that could potentially lead to identifying you publicly in group chats or publicly (this includes pictures of yourself). Remember that anyone can pretend to be who they're not, so always use caution before revealing this kind of information to anyone, even in direct messages.

  5. Respect others' anonymity. If you know other users by other names (real or not) from other sites or communities on the internet, do not assume everyone else knows them too. Always refer to them by the name they use in this community, and ask others to do that same with you.

  6. Never click links, particularly shortened URLs, sent to you by people you don't trust. Some of these shortened links may be an attempt to log your IP address or download malware to your system, and can be disguised as appearing to look like YouTube links, etc. The same principle applies to email links and email attachments.

How to Stay Secure

  1. Know what hacking is, and how you can prevent it:

  2. Keep your passwords safe (and random): Use a password manager, and use a different password for each account you have. Many free programs to manage passwords exist. I recommend: Keepass has free open-source software for most operating systems, and has integration for Android and Apple devices as well as the capability of running entirely from a flash drive.

  3. Know what your privacy options are to avoid large companies from tracking you, your browsing habits, and your activities. This website has more information, or you can ask in tech:

For the Paranoid

Similar to the previous section about security, it is your job to maintain good technology practices. Professionally, these practices are known as opsec, short for operational security, and infosec, short for informational security.

Opsec is about ensuring you are technologically able to continue doing whatever it is you do. In the context of myself, since I am an advocate, this means having backup platforms with which I can do advocacy work in case one of them fails, or blocking trolls on Twitter so they cannot mass report me. Opsec does have some overlap with infosec.

Infosec is about ensuring the security of your information so that your data does not fall into the wrong hands. This includes things from the above section: Using a password manager, know what hacking is and how to prevent it, but it also includes things like deleting information so that it cannot be obtained later and choosing the services you use wisely.

For those who are very serious (or paranoid) about their technology, I would recommend looking further into these two areas. There IS NOT a one-size-fits-all approach to either opsec or infosec. It is unique to you, what kind of attention you do or do not call to your online activities, and what your goals are. For example, my opsec and infosec practices are more complex than someone who is just here and on Virtuous Pedophiles and may only participate in the occasional research study. This is because my name – Timothy N. Fury – is very, very public. I am on Twitter, people have done blogs about my material, etc. Most here are not that public and do not require the same level of protection.

Security practices can keep you safe, but they can also signal to a potential attacker that there is something you are trying to keep safe. The key to a good security plan is to balance out what your practices look like on the frontend. It is your job to find this balance for yourself and use the available tools here and elsewhere to make a plan and set goals that work for your situation.