The Puzzle of Male Chronophilias

@article{Seto2017ThePO,
  title={The Puzzle of Male Chronophilias},
  author={Michael C. Seto},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2017},
  volume={46},
  pages={3-22}
}
  • M. Seto
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
In this article, I return to the idea that pedophilia, a sexual interest in prepubescent children, can be considered a sexual orientation for age, in conjunction with the much more widely acknowledged and discussed sexual orientation for gender. Here, I broaden the scope to consider other chronophilias, referring to paraphilias for age/maturity categories other than young sexually mature adults. The puzzle of chronophilias includes questions about etiology and course, how chronophilias are… 

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  • Psychology
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    Archives of sexual behavior
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