Pederast vs Paedophilia - What's the difference?

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Pederast is a related term of paedophilia.


As nouns the difference between pederast and paedophilia

is that pederast is a man who is engaged in an erotic relationship with an adolescent boy; a practitioner of pederasty while paedophilia is sexual feelings of adults directed towards children.

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pederast

English

(pederasty)

Alternative forms

* paederast (British) * (dated)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A man who is engaged in an erotic relationship with an adolescent boy; a practitioner of pederasty.
  • Usage notes

    * The term pederast'' has sometimes been incorrectly used to describe men sexually involved with pre-pubescent girls, or child-rapists who don't have any ongoing relationship with the child. For an adult fixated on only sexual involvement with prepubescent children, or for heterosexual child-eroticism, ''pedophile is used instead.

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