Healing a Wound

Journalism and Outreach on a Serious Topic

Sections below:
* Introduction
* Historical Studies
* Current Events
* E-mail

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.

Historical Studies

The Eternal Debate in Classical Times. The debate in Classical Greece and Rome over the moral worth of sex between males.

Pais: Links on the History of Adult Attraction to Young People.

Current Events

Philia. An archive of interfaith news and resources on adult attraction to minors.

Trampling Down Death By Death. An essay on faith communities' responses to a social crisis in Britain.


I welcome e-mail. My e-mail address is below.

Although I know that this paragraph will not be applicable to most of my correspondents, it's important for me to say this: Please don't mention illegal activities by yourself or someone else you know, unless the matter has already been resolved by a court of law that could lead to legal problems for both of us.

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