Post by Brad-LaSpirits on Jan 6, 2008 20:39:21 GMT -5
NEPIOPHILIA Nepiophilia aka infantophilia is the sexual attraction towards babies and toddlers (aged 0-4/5 years). Empirical research suggests that nepiophilia is at least as rare among pedophiles as pedophilia is among ephebophiles so that pedophilia and nepiophilia appear to be clearly distinguishable from each other, however pedophiles primarily oriented towards children of the other sex appear to be more prevalently driven secondarily towards babies and toddlers of the other sex as well than pedophiles primarily oriented towards children of their own sex. Due to this, some scientists hold that pedophilia oriented towards the other sex is more likely to be regarded as pathological than pedophilia oriented towards the own sex.
In primitive societies (such as among the native populations of South-East Asia or America), nepiophilia appears to be a common orientation especially in females that generally actively pursue this orientation frequently.