Is being a pedophile a choice?
It is a sexual perversion no different than homosexuality. So yes....acting on that perversion is a choice.
ACTING on those proclivities is a choice, perhaps the preference isn’t - I don’t know.
Well, no, not technically.
Acting on pedophilia is a choice.
It’s a compulsion. A psychiatric illness.
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.
Who would choose that??
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.
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.
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.