Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Family & RelationshipsSingles & Dating · 1 month ago

If I’m 18 and find a 17 year old attractive, should I seek help?

I know pedophilia (attraction to minors) is something you can get help for, but do I need to seek help if the girl I’m attracted to is only a year younger than me? My therapist (who I see for anxiety) thinks it’s fine, and refused to treat me for pedophilia when I told her, but should I get an opinion from a second professional?

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  • 1 month ago

    No it’s chill, the issue of pedophilia would arise if the girl you like was 7 and not 17.... 

  • 1 month ago

    one yr, no big deal............

  • T J
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It is fine, go see if she will date you. Enjoy your life, get out of your therapists office.

  • 1 month ago

    Not very long ago a minor was someone under the age of 21 but the age of consent was 16.  We keep tinkering with ages and rules but medically pedophilia is a sexual interest in a prepubescent child which this is not.  Help could not and should not be involved.

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  • 1 month ago

    Continue on, but understand that sex with her is a crime.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Pedophilia doesn't mean attraction to minors. It means attraction to pre-pubescent children. Attraction to adolescents is normal and natural human behaviour. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    LOL no, I promise you there is nothing wrong with you.  I don’t know why some people exaggerate the whole turning 18 thing and then get themselves all sick and worried.  Yes, it is illegal to be with someone who is say 14, but finding a 17 year old attractive is completely NORMAL.  Dating and even having sex is also NORMAL and LEGAL.  It could literally be a few months difference or a year.  Either way, you’re perfectly fine so don’t stress.  17 and 18 year is actually quite a common age to date each other because both are usually in the same year at school.  

  • Embery
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Pedophilia is neither attraction to minors nor can it be "Helped."

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