In 1997, after several years spent as a history writer, I started working as an interfaith news reporter, specializing in coverage of faith communities' debates over gender and sexuality. The following year, I began researching the topic of faith responses to adult attraction to minors.
What I found defied my preconceptions. I interviewed conservative Christian boylovers (as they termed themselves) who were committed to celibacy and strongly believed that all sex outside of heterosexual marriage is sinful. I also interviewed child sexual abuse survivors who denounced vigilante violence against pedophiles. I interviewed (primarily through online interviews) boylovers, girl-lovers, survivors, recovering offenders, people from faith communities addressing abuse issues, and professionals working in this field. It soon became obvious to me that adult attraction to minors was a matter far more complex than media stories usually suggest.
Below are the writings on adult attraction to minors that I created between 1998 to 2001. They were published under my legal name.
Pais: Links on the History of Adult Attraction to Young People.
Trampling Down Death By Death. An essay on faith communities' responses to a social crisis in Britain.
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