The term chronophilia was used by John Money to describe a form of paraphilia in which an individual experiences sexual attraction limited to individuals of particular age ranges. The term has not been widely adopted by sexologists, who instead use terms that refer to the specific age range in question.
Pedohebephilia refers to an expansion and reclassification of paedophilia and hebephilia with subgroups, proposed during the development of the DSM-5. It refers more broadly to sexual attractions. Under the proposed revisions, people who are dysfunctional as a result of it would be diagnosed with pedohebephilic disorder. People would be broken down into types based on the idea of being attracted to one, the other or both of the subgroups. The proposed revision was not ratified for inclusion in the final published version of DSM-5.
Paedophilia is a psychological disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a sexual preference for prepubescent children. According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), paedophilia is specified as a form of paraphilia in which a person has intense sexual urges towards children, and experiences recurrent sexual urges towards and fantasies about children. Paedophilic disorder is further defined as psychological disorder in which a person meets the criteria for paedophilia above, and also either acts upon those urges, or else experiences distress or interpersonal difficulty as a consequence. The diagnosis can be made under the DSM or ICD criteria for persons age 16 and older. The disorder is common among persons who commit child sexual abuse; although some offenders do not meet the clinical diagnosis standards for paedophilia.
Hebephilia and ephebophilia are sexual preference for pubescent and post-pubescent youths, respectively. The term hebephilia was introduced by Glueck (1955).Kurt Freund (and Aleš Kolářský) use the term adolescentophilia for a sexual preference of pubescent and/or adolescent youths. In this context, the adolescentophilia focused on boys is ephebophilia (from the Greek ephebos), the adolescentophilia focused on girls is hebephilia (the terms korophilia and parthenophilia are sometimes used in similar meanings). Freund and Kolářský differentiate both ephebophilia and hebephilia by the preferred age: ephebophilia and hebephilia I (age of early puberty), II (middle adolescence) and III (late adolescence).
Teleiophilia (from Greek teleios, "full grown") is erotic or sexual interest in adults. Teleiophilia is not restricted by the teleiophile's age. Teleiophilia was also called adultophilia.
Gerontophilia and graeophilia describe erotic or sexual preference for the elderly.
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