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Originally posted by DestroyDestroyDestroy
There seems to be a trend with older people, more commonly men, engaging in pedophilia. The question then becomes: "how long has this been happening throughout human history?" If the answer is that pedophilia and child molestation has been around since the dawn of man, I think we can call it a natural occurrence in some individuals, similar to homosexuality, bisexuality, and bestiality. The problem is that we can't choose who or what we are attracted to; however, we can choose which sexual activities to engage in.
In our culture pedophilia is greatly frowned upon, though in earlier/different cultures it may have been a normal thing. Similar to how some cultures praise cannibalism as a sacred/spiritual right, and others are horrified at the thought of it.
Please understand I'm not endorsing pedophilia, I'm just trying to perhaps provide an explanation as to why it occurs because it definitely is not "natural behavior" so to speak. I don't know of any other creature in the animal kingdom that fornicates with its young, if anyone knows otherwise please do tell.