Child sexual abuse is so often a contributing factor in parricides, we must understand it in order to put these horrific incidents into perspective and develop wise and appropriate responses to the murder of a parent or adult “caregiver.”
I am therefore thankful to have received permission from Dr. Sam Vaknin to reprint his excellent article as today’s guest post.
The Roots of Pedophilia
by Sam Vaknin
Pedophiles are attracted to prepubescent children and act on their sexual fantasies. It is a startling fact that the etiology of this paraphilia is unknown. Pedophiles come from all walks of life and have no common socio-economic background. Contrary to media-propagated myths, most of them had not been sexually abused in childhood and the vast majority of pedophiles are also drawn to adults of the opposite sex (are heterosexuals).
Only a few belong to the Exclusive Type – the…
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