- sexual feelings directed towards children (OED). A paraphilia consisting of a primary adult sexual attraction to prepubescent children (DSM-IV: Over a period of at least six months, recurrent, intense, sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children)
Etymology: From (paidophilia) < (pais, "child") + (-philia, philia, "love or friendship")
- Dutch: Pedofiel
- German: Pí¤dophilie
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