Men who have sexual relations with male minors

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If a 15-year-old can be tried as an adult for robbery, it is not clear why that same 15-year-old is too immature to consent to sexual relations, or to pose for a pornographic photograph or film, or why adults should be prosecuted for consensual sexual relations with that juvenile or for photographing of filming that juvenile. Arguably, many of the large number of young people who grow up in broken homes, with limited financial resources, could benefit from attention, nurturing, emotional support and guidance, and material assistance from adults (Brunoz [ pseudonym Brongersma ], 1995). If adults are willing to provide that, and receive sexual gratification from the juveniles who are being helped, what harm could come of this? [...]

The social work literature sometimes refers to minors who have had sexual relations with adults as survivors, implying that intergenerational sexual intimacy typically entails the use of violence and the injury and death are normal outcomes; in fact, these outcomes are extremely rare. Predator also suggests violence, not seduction or consent. The previously mentioned television program, To Catch a Predator, uses this language to refer to men who use the Internet to find underage consensual sex partners who are generally above the age of puberty and who seek sex with older men.

source: Article < "Here's to You, Mr. Robinson": Men Who Have Sexual Relations with Male Minors > by David F. Greenberg; From the book 'Censoring Sex Research - The Debate over Male Intergenerational Relations' edited by Thomas K. Hubbard & Beert Verstraete; Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, CA; 2013