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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.[1][2] The term has not been widely adopted by sexologists, who instead use terms that refer to the specific age range in question.

Sexual preferences based on age[edit]

  • Pedohebephilia refers to an expansion and reclassification of paedophilia and hebephilia with subgroups, proposed during the development of the DSM-5.[3] 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.
  • Adolescentophilia
    • Hebephilia and ephebophilia are sexual preference for pubescent and post-pubescent youths, respectively.[14][15] The term hebephilia was introduced by Glueck (1955).[16] Kurt Freund and Aleš Kolářský used the term adolescentophilia for a sexual preference of pubescent or adolescent youths. In this particular context, the adolescentophilia focused on boys is ephebophilia (from the Greek ephebos), and the adolescentophilia focused on girls is hebephilia (the terms korophilia and parthenophilia are sometimes used in similar meanings). Freund and Kolářský differentiated both ephebophilia and hebephilia by the preferred age: ephebophilia and hebephilia I (age of early puberty), II (middle adolescence) and III (late adolescence).[17]
  • Adultophilia
    • Teleiophilia (from Greek teleios, "full grown") is erotic or sexual interest in adults.[18] Teleiophilia is not restricted by the teleiophile's age.[citation needed] Teleiophilia was also called adultophilia.[19]
    • Gerontophilia and graeophilia describe erotic or sexual preference for the elderly.[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ John Money (1986) "Lovemaps: clinical concepts of sexual/erotic health and pathology, paraphilia, and gender transposition of childhood, adolescence, and maturity, ISBN 0-8290-1589-2, pp. 70, 260
  2. ^ John Money (1990) Gay, Straight, and In-Between: The Sexology of Erotic Orientation, ISBN 0-19-505407-5, pp 137, 183
  3. ^ DSM-5 U 03
  4. ^ Laws, D. Richard; William T. O'Donohue (2008). Sexual Deviance: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment. Guilford Press. p. 176. ISBN 1-59385-605-9. 
  5. ^ World Health Organization, International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems: ICD-10 Section F65.4: Paedophilia (online access via ICD-10 site map table of contents)
  6. ^ Blanchard, R.; Kolla, N. J.; Cantor, J. M.; Klassen, P. E.; Dickey, R.; Kuban, M. E.; Blak, T. (2007). "IQ, handedness, and paedophilia in adult male patients stratified by referral source". Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment 19 (3): 285–309. doi:10.1177/107906320701900307. 
  7. ^ American Psychiatric Association, Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5 Paraphilic disorders (page 18)
  8. ^ American Psychiatric Association (June 2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV TR (Text Revision). Arlington, VA, USA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. p. 943. doi:10.1176/appi.books.9780890423349. ISBN 978-0-89042-024-9. 
  9. ^ The ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders – Diagnostic criteria for research PDF (715 KB) (see F65.4, pp. 166–167)
  10. ^ Finkelhor, David; Sharon Araji (1986). A Sourcebook on Child Sexual Abuse: Sourcebook on Child Sexual Abuse. Sage Publications. p. 90. ISBN 0-8039-2749-5. 
  11. ^ Fagan PJ, Wise TN, Schmidt CW, Berlin FS (November 2002). "Paedophilia". JAMA 288 (19): 2458–65. doi:10.1001/jama.288.19.2458. PMID 12435259. 
  12. ^ HALL, MD, RYAN C. W.; RICHARD C. W. HALL, MD, PA. "A Profile of Paedophilia: Definition, Characteristics of Offenders, Recidivism, Treatment Outcomes, and Forensic Issues" (PDF). Mayo Clin Proc (MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH). 82:457-471 2007. 
  13. ^ Edwards, M. (1997) "Treatment for Paedophiles; Treatment for Sex Offenders." Paedophile Policy and Prevention, Australian Institute of Criminology Research and Public Policy Series (12), 74-75.
  14. ^ Krafft-Ebing, R., & Moll, A. (1924). Psychopathia sexualis. Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke.
  15. ^ Blanchard, R. Blanchard, R., Lykins, A. D., Wherrett, D., Kuban, M. E., Cantor, J. M., Blak, T., Dickey, R., & Klassen, P. E. (2008). Paedophilia, hebephilia, and the DSM–V. Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10508-008-9399-9.
  16. ^ Glueck, B. C., Jr. (1955). Final report: Research project for the study and treatment of persons convicted of crimes involving sexual aberrations. June 1952 to June 1955. New York: New York State Department of Mental Hygiene.
  17. ^ Aleš Kolářský: Jak porozumět sexuálním deviacím : Teoretická východiska sexodiagnostiky – cesta k tvorbě vlastního náhledu a k realizaci sexuality v mezích zákona, Galén, Praha, 2008, ISBN 978-80-7262-504-8, p. 68, chap. 3.4.2 Adolescentofilie
  18. ^ Blanchard, R.; Barbaree, H. E.; Bogaert, A. F.; Dickey, R.; Klassen, P.; Kuban, M. E. et al.; Zucker, KJ (2000). "Fraternal birth order and sexual orientation in paedophiles". Archives of Sexual Behavior 29 (5): 463–478. doi:10.1023/A:1001943719964. PMID 10983250. 
  19. ^ Jay R. Feierman: „Reply to Dickemann: The ethology of variant sexology“, Human Nature, Springer New York, vol. 3, No 3, September 1992, pp. 279–297
  20. ^ Kaul, A.; Duffy, S. (1991). "Gerontophilia: A case report". Medicine, Science and the Law 31: 110–114.