Originally posted on Beyond Highbrow - Robert Lindsay:
Probably not in the sense that we are talking about.
I spent a long time on Wikisposure (an anti-pedophile site) reading the profiles of the pedophiles in an attempt to learn about the condition. There were a few women on there with a sexual interest in children, but they did not seem to be the sort of fixated and preferential pedophiles with a dominant interest in kids that you see in males.
I don’t believe that merely having some or any sexual interest in children makes you a pedophile. Science seems to back me up on that matter.
The term pedophilia refers to those, nearly or always males, who have a dominant, preferential interest in children as a sexual orientation. They typically have little to no interest in adults. In some cases, they have an interest in adults, but it is less, often much less, than their interest in children…
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