o) Paedophilia

Note: Any discussion of adult-child sexual relations would be incomplete without consideration of the issue of sexual assault or abuse. See the sections above for material on this issue.


Angelides, S. (2009) The Homosexualization of the Pedophile. In David Murray, ed., Homophobias: Lust and Loathing Across Time and Space. Durham: Duke University Press.

Archives of Sexual Behavior, Volume 38, Number 3, June, 2009;
Should Hebephilia be a Mental Disorder? A Reply to Blanchard et al. (2008) / Gregory DeClue.
The Public Policy Implications of “Hebephilia”: A Response to Blanchard et al. (2008) / Karen Franklin.
Hebephilia Plethysmographica: A Partial Rejoinder to Blanchard et al. (2008) / Diederik F. Janssen.
When Is an Unusual Sexual Interest a Mental Disorder? / Charles Moser.
Are There “Hebephiles” Among Us? A Response to Blanchard et al. (2008) / Joseph J. Plaud.
Manufacturing Mental Disorder by Pathologizing Erotic Age Orientation: A Comment on Blanchard et al. (2008) / Philip Tromovitch.
Adult Sexual Attraction to Early-Stage Adolescents: Phallometry Doesn’t Equal Pathology / Thomas K. Zander.

Ashenden, Samantha. (2002). Policing Perversion: The Contemporary Governance of Paedophilia. Cultural Values, Volume 6, Numbers 1-2, January, pp. 197-222.

Best, Joel. (1990). Threatened Childen: Rhetoric and Concern About Child Victims. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Bloch, Enid. (2001). Sex Between Men and Boys in Classical Greece: Was it Education for Citizenship or Child Abuse?. Journal of Men’s Studies, Volume 9 Number 2, Winter

Califia, Pat. (1994). Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex. Pittsburgh, PA: Cleis.
The Age of Consent: The Great Kiddy-Porn Panic of ‘77
The Aftermath of the Great Kiddy-Porn Panic of ‘77.
Feminism, Pedophilia, and Children’s Rights.

Cook, Mark, and Kevin Howells. (eds). (1981). Adult Sexual Interest in Children. London: Academic Press.

Feierman, Jay R. (ed.). (1990). Pedophilia: Biosocial Dimensions. New York: Springer Valley.

Frei, A., Erenay, N., Dittmann, V. & Graf, M. (2005). Paedophilia on the internet-A study of 33 convicted offenders in the canton of Lucerne. Swiss Medical Weekly, 135, 488-494.

Green, Jesse. (1994). The Men From the Boys. Out, September.

Holland, Christine. (1982). Pedophilia is a Lesbian Issue. The Body Politic, June.

Jeffreys, Sheila. (1990). Paedophilia. In Anti-Climax: A Feminist Perspective on the Sexual Revolution. London: The Women’s Press.

Leahy, Terry. (1992). Positively Experienced Man/Boy Sex: The Discourse of Seduction and the Social Construction of Masculinity. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology, 28(1), March.

Leahy, Terry. (1994). Taking up a Position: Discourses of Femininity and Adolescence in the Context of Man/Girl Relationships. Gender & Society, 8(1).

Leahy, Terry. (1996). Sex and the Age of Consent: The Ethical Issues. Social Analysis, No. 39, April.

Nava, Mica. (1982). Drawing the Line: A Feminist Response to Adult-Child Sexual Relations. In McRobbie, Angela and Nava, Mica. (eds). Gender and Generation, Basingstoke Hants, UK: Macmillan Educational (Also in Nava. (ed.). Changing Cultures: Feminism, Youth and Consumerism. London: Sage).

Nelson, Andrea, and Pamela Oliver. (1998). Gender and the Construction of Consent in Child-Adult Sexual Contact: Beyond Gender Neutrality and Male Monopoly. Gender & Society, 12(5), October.

O’Carroll, Tom. (1982). Paedophilia: The Radical Case. Boston: Alyson Publications.

Plummer, Kenneth. (1979). Images of Paedophilia. In Cook, M. and Wilson, G. (eds). Love and Attraction. Oxford: Pergamon.

Riegel, David L. (2000). Understanding Loved Boys and Boylovers. SafeHaven Foundation Press.

Rossman, Parker. (1976). Sexual Experiences Between Men and Boys. London: Maurice Temple Smith.

Sandfort, Theo, Edward Brongersma, and Alex van Naerssen. (eds). (1991). Male Intergenerational Intimacy: Historical, Socio-Psychological, and Legal Perspectives. New York.

Sandfort, Theo. (1982). The Sexual Aspect of Pedophile Relations: The Experience of Twenty-Five Boys. Amsterdam: Pan/Spartacus.

Seidman, Steven. (1992). Beyond Romanticism and Libertarianism: Towards a Pragmatic Sexual Ethic. (especially pp. 202-204), Chapter 5 in Embattled Eros: Sexual Politics and Ethics in Contemporary America, NY: Routledge.

Semiotext(e) Special: Large Type Series: Loving Boys, Summer 1980.

Seng, Magnus J. (1986). Sexual Behaviour Between Adults and Children: Some Issues of Definition. Journal of Offender Counselling, Services & Rehabilitation, 11(1), Fall/Winter .

Taylor, Brian. (ed.). (1981). Perspectives on Paedophilia. London: Batsford Academic and Educational LTD.

Thorstad, David. (1990). Man/Boy Love and the American Gay Movement. Journal of Homosexuality, 20(1/2).

Tsang, Daniel. (1981). The Age Taboo: Gay Male Sexuality, Power and Consent. Boston/London: Alyson Publications/Gay Men’s Press.

Weeks, Jeffrey. (1985). Intergenerational Sex and Consent. pp. 223-231 in Sexuality and Its Discontents: Meanings, Myths and Modern Sexualities. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Wilson, Glenn D. and Cox, David N. (1983). The Child-Lovers: A Study of Paedophiles in Society. London & Boston: Peter Owen.

Wilson, Paul. (1981). The Man They Called a Monster: Sexual Experiences Between Men and Boys. North Ryde, NSW: Cassell.