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Welcome. Please read some of the links above to understand more about the site. This isn't an encyclopedia and I don't think your entry on puberty is serving any of our missions. WẽãšẽĩõĩďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 09:31, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Age 18[edit]

Nobody confuses paedophilia with sex with minors. One is a subset of the other but it is well recognised that they are not necessarily the same thing. Doxys Midnight Runner (talk) 10:12, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

"RJR3333 has included Hans Eysenck in the lead. It states, "Hans Eysenck, in The Causes and Cure of Criminality, says that the popular definition of pedophilia is 'any sexual act' performed against a child under the age of 16."
In my view, the way that one scholar defines pedophilia or what one scholar says is the popular definition of pedophilia should not be in the lead. For one, I'm quite sure that the most popular definition is sexual attraction to/a sexual act performed against a minor under 18; this is something that RJR3333 has also stated. And guideline-wise, the line does not comply with WP:LEAD; this way of defining pedophilia is not covered lower in the article. And as those who are familiar with/understand WP:LEAD know, the lead is supposed to be a summary of the most important aspects of the article. What is not covered lower in the article should typically not be in the lead. While the popular/non-medical definitions are covered lower in the article, including sexual attraction to/sexual abuse of pubescents and post-pubescents, specifically defining pedophilia as "any sexual act performed against a child under the age of 16" is not." The editor who said that was NOT saying that was the correct definition, she was saying it was the misinformed public's definition. So no well informed person makes that mistake but misinformed people do.She also said, " It's certainly been made clear at this talk page enough. That is the most popular definition because age 18 is the age of majority in most places, and the general public therefore includes the legal definition of child in their definition of pedophilia. This is why Mark Foley was called a pedophile, no matter the fact that the boys he went after were generally 16." --PBustion87 (talk) 10:24, 11 March 2015 (UTC)


Careful with the refs, you left a wake of red text at the bottom of the page. Narky SawtoothNarky.png (Floof!~) 11:27, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Oi, Oi.[edit]

When you write an article, make sure it has some in-line links to other articles, and other articles link to it. Peace. AgingHippie (talk) 20:33, 11 March 2015 (UTC)