Chronophilia

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Chronophilia is a form of paraphilia where someone is sexually attracted to a particular age group or at least has a sexual preference for them. It is normally restricted to specific age groups.

Chronophilia Types[change | change source]

Attraction to children[change | change source]

Nepiophilia (sometimes called Infantophilia) is a sub-type of pedophilia describing the sexual attraction to pre-pubescent children which is restricted to infancy (referring to babies/toddlers ranging from ages 0-3)

Pedophilia: is the sexual attraction to pre-pubescent children which are children who have not begun puberty (Usually under 13 years old).

Attraction to adolescents[change | change source]

Hebephilia: is the sexual attraction to early adolescent (pubescent) youth (ranging from ages 11 to 14). Due to the varying onset of puberty, there is overlap between pedophilia and hebephilia.

Ephebophilia: is the sexual attraction to post-pubescent mid-to-late teens (ranging from ages 15 to 19).

Attraction to adults[change | change source]

Teleiophilia: is the sexual attraction to young adults. (Ranging from the early 20s to late 30s)

Mesophilia: is the sexual attraction to middle-aged adults. (Ranging from early 40s to 60s)

Gerontophilia: is the sexual attraction to old people. (From ages 65 and older)

Both ranges[change | change source]

Pedohebephilia: is the proposed sexual attraction to both pre-pubescent children and early adolescent youth.