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booksenkatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 12:24 PM
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21. Thank you for this post
Edited on Wed May-11-05 12:27 PM by patsified
When discussing this with friends or family, I've always said that somehow, this fetish seems to be rooted in the "reptilian brain," and is something that cannot be changed any more than the particular things which turn on, resonate with, or drive, the rest of us, whether it is sexually, intellectually, emotionally, etc. My turn-ons just ARE, and it's just by sheer luck, perhaps, that my turn-ons are legal (so far -- we'll just have to see how much further this new Patriot Act creeps into our minds and bedrooms).

But I've only been pulling that notion out of thin air; I'm just a layman who took some psych courses in college (= I have no idea what I'm talking about). I always prefer to see some research or educated commentary on my little hunches.

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  -LAT: A Glimpse at the Mind of a Pedophile (California priest's deposition) DeepModem Mom  May-11-05 09:28 AM   #0 
  - A Thug, Like Catholic ScumBag Father Feeney  saigon68   May-11-05 09:35 AM   #1 
  - a bit of context  klebean   May-11-05 04:12 PM   #30 
  - I had no bloody idea that  patsified   May-11-05 09:39 AM   #2 
  - Are you opposed to giving treatment to pedophiles? Since the laws don't  DemBones DemBones   May-11-05 09:50 AM   #3 
     - I didn't say that  patsified   May-11-05 09:55 AM   #4 
     - Pedophiles Are Less Inclined Towards Repeating Behavior In Group Homes  cryingshame   May-11-05 12:01 PM   #14 
     - Religious consequences  PATRICK   May-11-05 12:08 PM   #15 
     - There are one or two retreat centers for alcoholic priests, too, and  DemBones DemBones   May-11-05 12:10 PM   #16 
     - But let's not forget  MountainLaurel   May-11-05 09:56 AM   #6 
     - Good point, MountainLaurel. NT  patsified   May-11-05 09:57 AM   #7 
     - It's an issue near and dear  MountainLaurel   May-11-05 10:05 AM   #10 
     - Absolutely -- most kids are molested by a family member, not  DemBones DemBones   May-11-05 11:50 AM   #13 
     - pedophiles cannot be treated.  madrchsod   May-11-05 10:01 AM   #8 
     - I disagree-- IN WI we have a Sexual Predator Act  saigon68   May-11-05 10:04 AM   #9 
     - Good for Wisconsin. I think pedos and some rapists need to be  DemBones DemBones   May-11-05 12:13 PM   #17 
     - the problem is that they cannot be rehabilitated  donsu   May-11-05 10:23 AM   #11 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   May-11-05 10:37 AM   #12 
     - Yes, and I'm sure there is a genetic component, but that  DemBones DemBones   May-11-05 12:20 PM   #19 
     - Thank you for this post  patsified   May-11-05 12:24 PM   #21 
     - Pedophiles CANNOT be treated.  Megahurtz   May-11-05 12:19 PM   #18 
        - But if there's no law to jail them for life, what are we to do?  DemBones DemBones   May-11-05 12:24 PM   #20 
        - Amen! n/t  eissa   May-11-05 02:57 PM   #29 
  - Worthwhile article--disgusting, but worthwhile  MADem   May-11-05 09:55 AM   #5 
  - To me the question is why can't we face up to the fact that flawed genetic  heidler1   May-11-05 12:58 PM   #25 
  - Very enlightening! Depressingly insightful.  Merlin   May-11-05 12:25 PM   #22 
  - Mandatory Chemical Castration  iconoclastNYC   May-11-05 12:40 PM   #23 
  - Good short read, and the last sentence floored me...  slackmaster   May-11-05 12:52 PM   #24 
  - That really bothered me, too.  Ariana Celeste   May-11-05 02:49 PM   #28 
  - It's a mental condition, why are they not in mental hospitals for life?  Catfight   May-11-05 01:02 PM   #26 
     - No bedspace  GoddessOfGuinness   May-11-05 02:02 PM   #27 

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