Gay histories and cultures: Although the accusation was groundless, the negative publicity was disastrous to the organization. Only 21 percent of the child molesters we studied who assault little boys were exclusively homosexual. It is important to understand that males can respond to sexual stimulation with an erection or even an orgasm — even in sexual situations that are traumatic or painful. Archived from the original pdf on
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In reality, premature, coerced or otherwise abusive or exploitive sexual experiences are never positive — whether they are imposed by an older sister, sister of a friend, baby sitter, neighbor, aunt, mother, or any other female in a position of power over a boy. Whether you agree with that definition of masculinity or not, boys are not men. We Raise Our Voices. Retrieved from " https: It is never the fault of the child in a sexual situation — although some people are skilled at getting those they use or abuse to take on a responsibility that is always, and only, their own. And so long as these myths are believed, it increases the power of another devastating myth: John Reinstein, the director of the ACLU Massachusetts, said although NAMBLA "may extol conduct which is currently illegal", there was nothing on its website that "advocated or incited the commission of any illegal acts, including murder or rape".
A man who sexually abuses or exploits boys is not engaging in a homosexual interaction — any more than men who sexually abuse or exploit girls are engaging in heterosexual behavior. So of course some boys and men will, at least for a while, believe them and suffer the consequences. Conte and David A. In looking at charts for a one year period from July 1, to June 30,the researchers found that the molester was a gay or lesbian adult in fewer than 1 percent of cases 2 of in which the adult molester could be identified. While these are understandable fears, they are not true. Sexuality portal Politics portal Criminal justice portal. Social Science, Politics and the Rind et al.