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    "Don't let your kids watch it!" - Robbie Rotten

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    Reason: Discussion of paraphilias and child sex abuse

    "You nasty pedo!"

    Hiyoko Saionji from Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

    Pedophilia is the attraction to prepubescent children by adults and teenagers, excluding relationships or attractions between teenagers and 12-13 year olds.[1][2][3] Pedophilic disorder is a psychiatric disorder that occurs when clinically significant distress and/or criminal behavior is caused by pedophilia.[1][2][3] Some, but not all, perpetrators of child sex abuse are pedophiles, and most pedophiles don't commit child sex abuse.[4][3][1][2][5]

    This is not to be confused with similar attractions, such as:

    • Nepiophilia, the attraction by anyone to babies and toddlers.
    • Hebephilia, the attraction by adults to early pubescent children.
    • Ephebophilia, which is the attraction to late pubescent children by adults.


    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harper, C.A., Lievesley, R., Blagden, N.J. et al. Humanizing Pedophilia as Stigma Reduction: A Large-Scale Intervention Study. Arch Sex Behav 51, 945–960 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-021-02057-x
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-5-TR) by the American Psychiatric Association (this book is not available for free)
    3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 “6D32 Pedophilic Disorder.” World Health Organization, https://icd.who.int/browse/2024-01/mms/en#517058174. Accessed 22 Mar. 2024.
    4. Schmidt, A. F., Mokros, A., & Banse, R. (2013). Is pedophilic sexual preference continuous? A taxometric analysis based on direct and indirect measures. Psychological Assessment, 25(4), 1146–1153. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0033326
    5. Dolan, Maura. “Should Psychotherapists Be Required to Report Patients Who Look at Child Porn?” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, 8 Dec. 2019, https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-12-08/therapists-child-porn-court.
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