Hebephilia Plethysmographica: A Partial Rejoinder to Blanchard et al. (2008)

  title={Hebephilia Plethysmographica: A Partial Rejoinder to Blanchard et al. (2008)},
  author={Diederik F. Janssen},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
Hebephilic Sexual Offending
Hebephilia refers to a sexual interest in pubescent children in Tanner Stages 2 or 3 of sexual development, in other words children in early pubescence. Hebephilia is clearly differentiated from
A Dissenting Opinion on DSM-5 Pedophilic Disorder
The Chair of the Paraphilias Subworkgroup for DSM-5 and one of three Subworkgroups of the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Workgroup is writing this Letter to document his continued personal opposition to the changes to the diagnostic criteria for pedophilic disorder, to review the content of the subworkgroup’s proposed changes and to speculate on the possible interpretations and implications of the Board of Trustees’ decision.
Hebephilia as Mental Disorder? A Historical, Cross-Cultural, Sociological, Cross-Species, Non-Clinical Empirical, and Evolutionary Review
Examination of historical,Cross-cultural, sociological, cross-species, non-clinical empirical, and evolutionary evidence and perspectives indicated that hebephilic interest is an evolved capacity and hebepilic preference an expectable distributional variant, both of which were adaptively neutral or functional, not dysfunctional, in earlier human environments.
Commentary: Hebephilia--a would-be paraphilia caught in the twilight zone between prepubescence and adulthood.
This commentary addresses the controversy surrounding the proposed Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Revision (DSM-5) diagnosis of pedohebephilia and suggests that in the third instance of exclusivity, the Criterion B requirement of impairment may become critical to legitimizing a diagnosis of heBephilia.
Hebephilia is not a mental disorder in DSM-IV-TR and should not become one in DSM-5.
  • A. Frances, M. First
  • Psychology
    The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • 2011
What the DSM-IV-TR was meant to convey and how it has been twisted in translation within the legal system are clarified and theDSM-5 proposal to include pedohebephilia is warned to make the current bad situation very much worse in the future.
Hebephilia: quintessence of diagnostic pretextuality.
The sudden emergence and popularity of hebephilia is traced to pressure from the legal arena and, specifically, to the legal mandate of a serious mental abnormality for civil commitment of sex offenders.


The dance of life
Is Pedophilia a Mental Disorder?
  • R. Green
  • Psychology
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2002
Consensual same-sex adult–adult sexuality does not suggest the element of harm to one participant as in child–adult sex or an age barrier to informed consent, but these concerns are within the domain of the law and penal enforcement.
Pedophilia, Hebephilia, and the DSM-V
It is indicated that hebephilia exists as a discriminable erotic age-preference by examining the agreement between self-reported sexual interests and objectively recorded penile responses in the laboratory.