Terminology

Using the correct terminology is important if one is to communicate accurately—and keeping up-to-date with changes in terminology can be difficult.

Check here for the latest terms and discussions in regards to "Minor Attraction/Pedophilia.

Please note: if the term has an asterisk (*), it denotes a problem with the term. Please read the details.

ANTI-CONTACT (AC)

A person who accepts that children cannot consent to sexual acts with an adult (see non-offender and virped)

BOY LOVER (BL)

Primary attraction to a male child under the age of consent.

CP*

Child Pornography THIS TERM IS NO LONGER IN ACCEPTABLE USAGE. PLEASE SEE CSEM.

CSEM

Child Sexual Exploitation Material (photo or video)

EXCLUSIVE

Only attracted to children

GIRL LOVER (GL)

Primary attraction to a female childunder the age of consent.

HENTAI

Animated or illustrated pornography (film or book)

MAP

Minor Attracted Person

NON-EXCLUSIVE

Attracted to adults as well as children

NON-OFFENDER

A Minor Attracted Person who has never abused a child (see anti-contact and virped) and has never used child sexual exploitation material.

PRO-CONTACT

A person who believes society is mistaken in assuming children cannot consent, and that children are able to consent if properly instructed in sexuality.

TELIOPHILE/TELEIOPHILA

Attraction to adults at or above the legal age of consent.

AOA

Age of Attraction (age range to which the person is attracted)

CHILD MOLESTER

One who has sexually abused a child.

CSA

Child Sexual Abuse: Child Sexual Abuser

EPHEBOPHILE/EPHEBOPHILA 

Attraction to post-pubescent (or legal age of consent: frequently to age 19)

EX-OFFENDER*

A Minor-Attracted person who has abused, has fulfilled their judicial sentence and has resolved not to offend again. THIS TERM IS NO LONGER IN ACCEPTABLE USAGE.

HEBEPHILE/HEBEPHILIA

Attraction to pubescent children (i.e. still developing adult sex characteristics)

LOLI (LOLICON)

Animated or illustrated prepubescent girls in hentai.

NEPIOPHILE/NEPIOPHILIA

Attraction to infants and toddlers usually age range of 0-5

NOMAP

Non-Offending Minor Attracted Person

PEDOPHILE/PEDOPHILIA*

A person who is primarily or exclusively attracted to prepubescent children usually between the ages of 6-12

*While there is no problem using this word if it is done correctly, this is the the primary word people like to use when discussing Child Sexual Abuse. This word should not be conflated with someone who is a abuser.

ATTRACTION  ≠ ACTION

SHOTA/SHOTACON

Animated or illustrated prepubescent boys in hentai

VIRPED

Virtuous Pedophile (see non-offender and anti-contact) To Learn more about virtuous pedophiles visit www.virped.org