Do pedophiles want help?
Even as the benefits of destigmatizing pedophilia become more widely understood, many people continue to cling to outdated beliefs about pedophiles and other minor-attracted people (MAPs) based on widespread misinformation about these groups. Among the most common of these misinformed views is the idea that there is an inherent distinction between “pedophiles getting help” and “the MAP movement.” The primary underlying falsehood in this claim - that MAPs are inherently distinct from pedophiles - is easily disproven by pointing out that pedophiles are simply a category of MAPs , and there is little evidence that the two groups have any significant differences as they are both defined by unchosen attractions to minors. However, the belief that members of either group are disinterested in receiving support is the result of deeply-rooted misconceptions about the mental health needs of pedophiles and the goals of MAP activism. Help for pedophiles To grasp the relationship between MAP act