Pederasty vs Pedophilia - What's the difference?

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Pederasty is a synonym of pedophilia.


As nouns the difference between pederasty and pedophilia

is that pederasty is erotic love, sexually expressed or chaste, between a man and an adolescent boy while pedophilia is sexual or erotic feelings or desires directed by adults and late adolescents towards children; particularly, in psychiatry, a paraphilia consisting of a primary adult sexual attraction to prepubescent children.

pederasty

Alternative forms

* paederasty (British) *

Noun

(-)
  • Erotic love, sexually expressed or chaste, between a man and an adolescent boy.
  • (archaic) Anal intercourse in general, usually between a man and an adolescent boy.
  • Usage notes

    * Originally referred to formal practices mandated by Greek customs and laws. Often used in a modern sense for either lawful or transgressive inter-generational love relationships. * Often used colloquially to describe relationships between adults and pre-pubescent children (see pedophilia).

    Synonyms

    * boylove (euphemistic)

    pedophilia

    Alternative forms

    * paedophilia (British) *

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • Sexual or erotic feelings or desires directed by adults and late adolescents towards children; particularly, in psychiatry, a paraphilia consisting of a primary adult sexual attraction to prepubescent children.
  • * 2004 , Ronald J. Comer, Fundamentals of abnormal psychology , page 341:
  • Some people with pedophilia are attracted only to children; others are attracted to adults as well (APA, 2000, 1994).
  • * 2007 , Margaret Mary Wright, Judicial decision making in child sexual abuse cases , page 122:
  • As noted earlier, pedophilia' was cited as both an aggravating and a mitigating circumstance by trial judges, as was the absence of ' pedophilia .
  • * 2009 , Ann Kring, Sheri Johnson, Gerald C. Davison, Abnormal Psychology :
  • Sometimes a man with pedophilia is content to stroke the child's hair, but he may also manipulate the child's genitalia, [...]
  • Sexual activity between adults and (prepubescent) children.
  • * 1998 , Andrew L. Kaufman, Cardozo (ISBN 0674096452), page 25:
  • Fifteen months later, a committee of the congregation found that he had sexually abused several boys within the congregation. The fact that Alger committed pedophilia at the age of thirty-four casts a shadow over his subsequent yearning for relationships with boys and young men, but there is no evidence of any later misconduct.
  • * 2005 , Carol Weiss Lewis, Stuart Gilman, The ethics challenge in public service: a problem-solving guide , page 88:
  • Entire books have been written about the role of scandal in US politics (Garment, 1992). Offenses include smoking marijuana, hiring illegal aliens, plagiarizing, sexually harassing others, engaging in pedophilia , [...]
  • * 2009 , Nancy Cavender, Howard Kahane, Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life , page 309:
  • It's quite another (a bad idea) to expect amateurs to figure out who is telling the truth about Iraq, or which priests have committed pedophilia .

    Synonyms

    * pederasty * childlove (euphemistic)

    Antonyms

    * pedophobia

    Derived terms

    * pedophile