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15th-Oct-2005 08:49 pm
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I'm not really the survivor of any sort of rape, but when I was 12 an internet pedophile was after me, and I never reported it, or told my grandparents. To this day I regret it, because now I odntk now if he actually managed to lure some girl to him, and if I did it's all my fault, and thats someting I dont like to think about.

But I am hear asking questions for another reason. I am here because last semester I took a sex education class and a police officer who tracks child molestors came in to talk to us, and show us how he tracks these sickos and arrests them. So, I asked him about these morons who make communites and write stories about incest, pedo, rape, etc. I asked him why that wasnt illegal and he told me because it falls under free speech. Which I assume is true, because its no different then somebody say writing Fred and Geroge Weasley incest, or whatever.

But, my question is, arent these communites where these...I dont want to say morons...but its the kindest word I can think, but in these communites where people support incest and they write stories abut having sex with children, isnt this ammunition for pedophiles, or 'recovering' pedophiles to start up their habbits again? Or to act on the impluses the story is giving them?

I'm asking this because I used to have a long distance relationship with a boyfriend, and he was just an average normal guy...but he would read these stories. God, he'd tell me about them, like a dad having sex with his 12 year old daughter etc. Just thinking about it makes me want to vomit. He never acted on any of the storys he read, but doesnt reading him make him a pedophile as well?

This has always bothered me, and I've tried to forget all about it, but I cant. It makes me sick. I still like the guy, and I dont want to think of him as a pedophile...but...because he's read these stories, does it make him a pedophile, and if he hasn't acted on these stories yet, what can I do to help him, so he doesnt become one?

I'm sorry if this isnt the place to post this, and if it isnt, I do appolize. Any answers or advice you can give me, I'd be most grateful for.
16th-Oct-2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I don't think there's anything wrong with stories about that sort of thing. It's like saying a so called 'rape' story is wrong to read or write. And if you ever read those stories it's mainly bondage and dominating, so I don't see how they can label them as rape stories, but they are either way.

As long as the person isn't confusing the line between reality and fantasy then there's really nothing wrong with it.

Then you also have to think about what would classify as what you consider wrong. As forementioned there are horrible stories that encompass what we beleive to be included in the term *such as a father sleeping with his young children*, then there's the stories about something relating to the thought of pedophilia *such as a teacher and a student, but the student is 12/13 maybe older and is consenting*. The later is considered pedophilia even though it's common for 12 year olds to be losing thier virginity to older men as well, I don't agree with it, but it happens. What if it was a 15 year old? Would that change your thoughts on someone reading it? I once saw a porno with a step-father and his *college* step-daughter going at it. The title would have you believe something completely different, but they were both consenting adults and not realated by blood, so, if someone got off on the fact that they were still family then does that make it wrong to enjoy the show?

The whole point I'm trying to make is that there's nothing wrong with it being written about, nothing wrong with it being read, but when it actually becomes the act of doing so, then that's where we should stand.
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