Is being a pedophile a choice?
I think it’s a serious mental illness
There's no way that it would be a choice to be sexually attracted to children, because nobody would choose that. It is a choice to act on it though.
In the past 3 or 4 years, there’s been a rise in trying to justify adults being attracted to children. Which should be shut down as quick as possible, it’s not normal.
It’s a compulsion. A psychiatric illness.
It is a sexual perversion no different than homosexuality. So yes....acting on that perversion is a choice.
I don’t think that’s true. Abuse of a child in anyway is like the lowest thing you can do in our society, rightfully so. But it still doesn’t mean, some people aren’t born with that affliction.
ACTING on those proclivities is a choice, perhaps the preference isn’t - I don’t know.
I’m thinking this is a mental illness. I look at children and never crosses my mind nor am I aroused by them. I suppose similarly to being gay, I look at another man and never has it crossed my mind “what if”. I categorize them as similarities, not natural but it happens. One is just socially acceptable.
Who would choose that??
Well, no, not technically.
Acting on pedophilia is a choice.