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  •  so the 6 year old develops the 'circuitry' (3+ / 0-)
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    so to speak, the energy pathway, to disregard the boundaries of others, because his were disregarded, and meanwhile the 5 year olds having their boundaries broken are at risk of a propensity towards ... well if not actual rape then at least of being used, objectified, maybe even prostituted?

    at this level it seems like a brush fire that needs to be stomped out in every instance, before it spreads further.  or a virus that is transmitted.

    but there is still that mysterious psychological force ... what makes it such a great impulse? what makes someone vulnerable to its sway.  something innate?
    an imponderable?

    and no, of course no excuses.  but is it truly untreatable?  resistant to amelioration?

    hope you don't mind all the questons.  don't feel you need to answer if you haven't the time or inclination.  

    Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with a-holes - William Gibson. (-9.75 / -9.05)

    by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 04:38:55 PM PDT

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    •  Not at all. It's nice to feel useful for once. (4+ / 0-)

      You can find outliers, but generally there is considered little or no hope of rehabilitation that can be trusted.  You take a guy with no impulse control, who is sure he's a victim in every situation, who is obsessed with his desires...not pretty.  Then to live with themselves they go into massive denial.  You probably understand obsessions a la stalkers.  This is worse because the sexual energy is so strong and targets are everywhere.

      The pedophiles my colleague worked with we're all court ordered into therapy - 2-3 times a week.  If they missed one session, no excuses, they were immediately back in jail.  It is the only way to keep children safe.  Personally, I think it's wasted money and children would be safer if they never left their cages (pedophiles, not children).

      By the way, contrary to common belief, not all pedophiles were themselves abused.  I've heard anything from 10-80% were not abused.  So what happens?  Lots of theories, nobody knows.  Genetic? Misfiring/poorly wired brain?  Personality disorders - histrionic, antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, etc.  personality disorders are notoriously difficult to treat, even in the absence of pedophilia.

      Cats are better than therapy, and I'm a therapist.

      by Smoh on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 05:49:12 PM PDT

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