hebephilia


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Sexuoeroticism that hinges on imagery of or activity with adolescents; sexual preference for a pubescent—which is illegal in most jurisdictions

hebephilia

Ephebophilia Sexology Sexuoeroticism that hinges on imagery of or activity with an adolescents. Cf Gerontophilia, Nepiophilia, Paraphilic adolescentilism, Pedophilia.
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165) The Supreme Court of Illinois focused on the term of hebephilia used by the psychologists in In re New, i.
The Illinois Supreme Court in In re New looked only at hebephilia, but it noted that diagnoses not generally accepted in the community need more evidence that they gained general acceptance.
For this reason they do not realize that their criticism against the inclusion of hebephilia in the DSM-5 should logically apply to all the other paraphilias as well: "The alleged diagnosis 'paraphilia not otherwise specified, hebephilia', arose, not out of psychiatry, but rather to meet a perceived need in the correctional system.
Yet behavioural scientists--like psychologist James Cantor who leads a team of sexual deviance researchers at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, for example--find virtually no linkage between homosexuality and hebephilia, which results from abnormal development in the prenatal brain.
Perhaps because hard-core sex pictures are so widely available elsewhere, the adult BBS market seems to be driven largely by a demand for images that can't be found in the average magazine rack: pedophilia (nude photos of children), hebephilia (youths) and what the researchers call paraphilia--a grab bag of "deviant" material that includes images of bondage, sadomasochism, urination, defecation, and sex acts with a barnyard full of animals.
was not a generally accepted diagnosis in the mental health community, did not fit within the DSM definition of paraphilia, lacked diagnostic criteria and could not be consistently defined; that normal adults may find adolescents arousing; and that articles offered by the government to support a hebephilia diagnosis were not legitimate peer-reviewed research.