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Introduction / Summary (2018): Hello and welcome to our Sexuality pages. While this is not a pornographic site, it is provocative - founded upon what people search on the Internet (which is very interesting!). We then relate this to our biological and cultural evolution.
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Child Sexual Abuse
Prevention, Education, Statistics, Psychological & Physical Effects, Human Sexuality, Children Neglect, Violence, Healing Survivors

Hello. Thanks for visiting our evolutionary philosophy of human sexuality pages. We are currently researching good quality sites relating to our biological and cultural sexual evolution - as a way of collecting and presenting the most important / latest knowledge and research.

Below you will find summaries of articles & websites on Child Sexual Abuse, i.e. latest research on psychological effects of abuse, education, healing & prevention strategies, statistics, evolution and human sexuality, child neglect, sex offenders, incest, pedophilia, violence & sadism, pornography, the law, internet, abuse survivors, counseling and support services.
Compared with other search terms, 'child abuse' gets relatively few searches ('sexual abuse' is even less with 1,000 searches - 'child support', 'child porn' and 'child care' are significantly higher with around 20,000 searches / day).

The top ten related searches are;
child abuse (5,536), child abuse statistics (284), child abuse pictures (256), child abuse stories (231), child sexual abuse (174), physical child abuse (166), effects of child abuse (147), convicted child sexual abuse criminals (127), child abuse prevention (117), child abuse and neglect (108)

We also have a page on pedophilia that has more on the cultural and biological evolution of adult / child sexual relations. And we hope you find the following Child Sexual Abuse articles & websites interesting, informative and useful.

Pedophilia & Child Sexual Abuse / Molestation: Understanding the Differences

From the website: 'Pedophilia usually refers to an adult psychological disorder characterized by a preference for prepubescent children as sexual partners; this preference may or may not be acted upon. The term hebephilia is sometimes used to describe adult sexual attractions to adolescents or children who have reached puberty.

Whereas pedophilia and hebephilia refer to psychological propensities, child molestation and child sexual abuse are used to describe actual sexual contact between an adult and someone who has not reached the legal age of consent. In this context, the latter individual is referred to as a child, even though he or she may be a teenager.

Child molestation and child sexual abuse refer to actions, and don't imply a particular psychological makeup or motive on the part of the perpetrator. Not all incidents of child sexual abuse are perpetrated by pedophiles or hebephiles; in some cases, the perpetrator has other motives for his or her actions and does not manifest an ongoing pattern of sexual attraction to children. Thus, not all child sexual abuse is perpetrated by pedophiles (or hebephiles) and not all pedophiles and hebephiles actually commit abuse.'

Antisexuality & Child Sexual Abuse

From the essay: 'Our current sexual abuse system promotes an antisexual view of human sexuality. This is seen in the depiction of sex as bad in sexual abuse prevention programs, the readiness to define a sexual or affectionate interaction as abusive, the criminalization of childhood sexual behavior, and the genitalization of human sexuality. The consequences of this are likely to be negative for children, adults, and the society.

... The view that there has been a movement towards antisexuality and overreaction to childhood sexuality is supported by a poll of mental health and legal professionals reported by Haugaard and Reppucci (Okami, 1992). The poll indicated that 20% of these professionals believed that frequent hugging of a 10 year old child by parents required intervention, that between 44% and 67% believed intervention was required if parents kissed the child briefly on the lips (as when leaving for work), and that 75% believed intervention was required for parents who appeared nude in front of their 5 year old child.

Antisexuality is also evident in the need to deny and ignore the sexuality of children. The oft-repeated but unfounded dogmas that children cannot talk about anything they have not experienced and that age-inappropriate sexual behavior means the child must have been sexually abused are counter to the research concerning children's sexuality.'

The Rind, Tromovitch & Bauserman Report: Examining Trauma / Harm in Child Sexual Abuse

Published in June 1998, this academic report created huge controversy as it questions the assumption that victims of sexual abuse are significantly traumatized.

From the essay: 'Many lay persons and professionals believe that child sexual abuse (CSA) causes intense harm, regardless of gender, pervasively in the general population. The authors examined this belief by reviewing 59 studies based on college samples. Meta-analyses revealed that students with Child Sexual Abuse were, on average, slightly less well adjusted than controls. However, this poorer adjustment could not be attributed to CSA because family environment (FE) was consistently confounded with CSA, FE explained considerably more adjustment variance than CSA, and CSA-adjustment relations generally became nonsignificant when studies controlled for FE.

Self-reported reactions to and effects from CSA indicated that negative effects were neither pervasive nor typically intense, and that men reacted much less negatively than women. The college data were completely consistent with data from national samples. Basic beliefs about Child Sexual Abuse in the general population were not supported.'

By Bruce Rind, Philip Tromovitch, Robert Bauserman

Rind, Tromovitch, and Bauserman: Politically Incorrect - Scientifically Correct

From the essay: 'The response to the Rind, Tromovitch, and Bauserman (1998) study was surprising. But the response of the American Psychological Association (APA) was, to say the least, startling and distressing. Rather than responding to the outcry provoked by this study with a discussion of the right of and importance for scientists to publish unpopular findings, the APA chose to distance itself from the study. This distancing included the assertion that child sexual abuse (CSA) causes serious harm and that "such activity should never be considered harmless ..." (American Psychological Association, 1999). Additionally, the statement ignored the recommendation of Rind et al. to differentiate abusive sexual behavior from the non-abusive.

This paper addresses these two issues. First, it asserts that the idea that adult/nonadult sexual behavior "should never be considered harmless" is not based on the evidence. Second, it supports the importance of differentiating abusive and nonabusive adult/nonadult sexual behavior both in the research and practice arenas. Additionally, this paper explains why a professional organization, such as the APA, would distance itself from the Rind, Tromovitch, and Bauserman's report. Lastly, it makes recommendations with respect to responding to the problem of adult/nonadult sexual behavior.'

Thomas D. Oellerich. School of Social Work, Ohio University, 148 Morton Hall, Athens

Types of Child Molestors / Child Sex Offenders

The Vienna psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing categorized child molesters into three types:
* a.) pedophile (main sexual interest is children)
* b.) surrogate (that is, the child is regarded as a surrogate object for a preferred, non-available adult object)
* c.) sadistic.

Other researchers used their own terms for the Krafft-Ebing categories:
* a.) preferential/structured/fixed (i. e. pedophile) type,
* b.) situational/opportunistic/regressed/incest (i. e. surrogate) type
* c.) sadistic (no change)

Use of the term pedophile to describe all child sexual offenders is seen as problematic by some people, especially when viewed from a medical standpoint, as the majority of sex crimes against children are perpetrated by situational offenders rather than people sexually preferring prepubertal children.

Does Sexual Abuse in Childhood cause Pedophilia?

From the website: 'The reliability of the notion that pedophilia is caused by sexual abuse in childhood was explored by examining retrospective self-reports of 344 males. Included in the study were 77 heterosexual pedophiles, 54 homosexual pedophiles, 51 nonpedophilic sex offenders against children, 36 sex offenders against physically mature females, 75 heterosexual paid volunteers who erotically preferred mature females, and 51 homosexual clients who preferred mature males.

Each sex offender took a phallometric test of erotic gender and age preferences. The analysis of self-reports confirmed that the proportion of pedophiles who report having been sexually abused in childhood is larger than that of men who were not charged for or accused of a sex offense against a child though the difference is relatively small. Further analysis demonstrated, that pedophiles who admitted having an erotic interest in children more often claimed that they had been sexually abused as children than pedophiles who did not admit having such feelings. This interdependence renders the reliability of these self-reports questionable.'

Kurt Freund, Robin Watson and Robert Dickey. Department of Behavioural Sexology, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, 250 College Street, M5T 1R8 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Life Lessons from a Multiple Personality / Survivor of Child Abuse: Healing Art, Words & Hope

Mother and Child Blue - Stained Glass Art by Judy Castelli, 1995. Child Abuse Survivor, Multiple Personality, Artist, AuthorA thoughtful, artistic and uplifting website created by a woman who suffered from multiple personality disorder (as a result of childhood abuse). Deeply personal artwork by a beautiful artist and survivor.

From the website: 'If you have multiple personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder or post traumatic stress disorder, a person who enjoys good art, survivor of child abuse, a mental health professional ... then this is the place for you! Please spend time in the art gallery and visit my multiple journals. Yes, there is life after multiple personality disorder. There is hope!'

MySpace Faces Child / Teen Sexual Abuse Law Suits

Social networking giant MySpace are facing four separate lawsuits in the US which allege that site users were victims of sexual abuse.

'Feb. 2007. MySpace have announced victory in a 30 million Texas lawsuit in which it was accused of failing to protect its underage members from sexual abuse.'

Read More: MySpace Faces Teen Sexual Abuse Law Suits

MySpace and Sex Offenders

From the website: 'In May 2006, Kevin Poulsen began an automated search of MySpace's membership rolls for 385,932 registered sex offenders.

He confirmed 744 sex offenders with MySpace profiles, after an examination of about a third of the data. Of those, 497 are registered for sex crimes against children. At least 243 of the 497 have convictions in 2000 or later.'

Read More: MySpace and Sex Offenders

How to Report Child Pornography and Sexual Abuse

From the website: 'Learn how and where to report child porn and abuse to trusted authorities and organizations worldwide. Please report child porn immediately! It does not matter if you discover the child abuse or pornography on the net or the real world. It is easy to report child porn, so please report it to the listed contacts and they will take action against the harm done to the children.'

Read More: Report Child Pornography and Sexual Abuse of Children

A Safe Internet: Education & Protection of Children

From the website: 'The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found that one in five children age 10-17 who regularly use the Internet have received a sexual solicitation while online. One in four were unwillingly exposed to images of naked people or people having sex.
The National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families believes it is important for people to be educated on Internet safety issues and ways to deal with inappropriate content and contact. Education and parental involvement is vital, but use of technology to monitor, block or filter content is extremely helpful.'

Read More: A Safe Internet: Education & Protection of Children, Pornography Filter Software & Tips for Parents

The Children's Protection Society (CPS) Australia

The Children's Protection Society (CPS) opened its doors in 1896, a turbulent time in Australia's history which was reflected in high levels of addiction, homelessness and social alienation. CPS is an independent child welfare organisation with a mission to break the cycle of abuse and neglect in families and improve the life chances and choices for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.

CPS provides child and family services and has a specialist therapeutic counselling program for children who have been sexually abused, children with sexualised behaviours and children with sexually abusive behaviours.

Child Pornography & Link to Abuse of Children Unclear

If someone downloads child pornography onto their computer, is that an indication they're a pedophile, or might become one in the future? That question is gaining the attention of forensic psychiatrists as never before, thanks to recent legislation making possession of Internet child pornography a federal crime.
According to Dr. Charles L. Scott, associate professor of clinical psychiatry, two federally commissioned studies, one in 1970 and 1980, failed to find a strong correlation between viewing erotica and acting out sexually.

Read More: Child Pornography Link to Abuse / Pedophilia is Unclear

Celibacy, Pedophilia and the Church

From the essay: 'Sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests is and has been a problem known to every bishop in America. Many or most of these bishops and their chancery officials have been, unwittingly or not, accomplices of child abusers.

... Celibacy is not the cause of pedophilia. But celibacy as idealized, institutionalized and mandated by the church provides an ideal environment for those men whose sexuality (and personality) development has been arrested at an immature level leading to their inability to establish intimate relations with another adult.'

Read More: Celibacy, Pedophilia and the Church


Analyse any human emotion, no matter how far it may be removed from the sphere of sex, and you are sure to discover somewhere the primal impulse, to which life owes its perpetuation.Analyse any human emotion, no matter how far it may be removed from the sphere of sex, and you are sure to discover somewhere the primal impulse, to which life owes its perpetuation. ... The primitive stages can always be re-established; the primitive mind is, in the fullest meaning of the word, imperishable. ... Mans most disagreeable habits and idiosyncrasies, his deceit, his cowardice, his lack of reverence, are engendered by his incomplete adjustment to a complicated civilisation. It is the result of the conflict between our instincts and our culture. (Sigmund Freud)

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