Is liking petite girls the same as pedophilia?
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Poll: Is liking petite girls the same as pedophilia?

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I'm unsure if it works the other way around, but I'm curious. If you are sexually attract to petite girls, are you into pedophilia as well? I don't think so because it's just being attracted to a mature girl that happens to look fairly young. I don't think it means the person has interest in younger women, but perhaps just likes a slender, or "cuter" form...Just my opinion. I wouldn't say I have a thing for it, but I wouldn't be turned away by it...

Edit: Quick clarification, I was sure it meant small but the class decided on young as the definition instead. So for the sake of this thread, go by both? Is it wrong to be sexually attracted to a woman that looks younger than she really is? Not the 40 year old look 20 something, though.

Not really... Unless you're calling my sister's boyfriend a pedophile.

I thought it was quite normal to like petite woman, as normal as liking eye colour.

Broady Brio:
Not really... Unless you're calling my sister's boyfriend a pedophile.

I thought it was quite normal to like petite woman, as normal as liking eye colour.

That's what I think...The reason I ask is because we had this topic in "Debate Class" today. The girls said it is, and me and one other guy said it wasn't.

If you like them because they look like they're underage then there is a problem. If you like them because you like them, it's fine. Simples.

No. Petite girls can't help being petite, it's just their body shapes. Some people just prefer slender girls.
Being attracted to a child is paedophilia. Being attracted to a teen/young adult/adult who looks younger is not.

No they aren't the same thing, prepubescent girls aren't simply scaled down versions of adult women, they have their own unique set of proportions (large head and eyes, lack of any breasts, stubby arms and legs) as well as childish personality traits which pedophiles are specifically attracted to.

DrgoFx:
That's what I think...The reason I ask is because we had this topic in "Debate Class" today. The girls said it is, and me and one other guy said it wasn't.

...so those girls are basically saying any girl/woman who happens to be petite should never have a boyfriend as they will clearly be a paedophile? Are they all 6' huge breasted amazons or something? Also "younger women"...like 18-24 say? Being attracted to them is like paedophilia? Who in the world would say that?

As you may have guessed my answer is no. Being attracted to pre pubescent children is paedophilia, that is it.

I find petite girls to be very sexy, attraction to children pedophilia.

JoJo:
No they aren't the same thing, prepubescent girls aren't simply scaled down versions of adult women, they have their own unique set of proportions (large head and eyes, lack of any breasts, stubby arms and legs) as well as childish personality traits which pedophiles are specifically attracted to.

This.

My fiancee is about 5 foot 2 inches.

You wouldn't confuse her for a child though.

It's not their fault being petite and slamming the big ol' "pedo" label on their boyfriends is pretty rude, if anything.
By definition, nope, it's not pedophilia at all.

DJjaffacake:
If you like them because they look like they're underage then there is a problem. If you like them because you like them, it's fine. Simples.

And boom. That man ninja'd me. Yes, it's that simple - do you like them because you are a pedophile or because you're not? That's the essential question. My ex-flatmate's girlfriend (also my ex-flatmate) was petite. He didn't leer over the children who played in the park 10 metres away from our house, though. Never expressed any interest in them. He liked more mature women, even.

DrgoFx:

Broady Brio:
Not really... Unless you're calling my sister's boyfriend a pedophile.

I thought it was quite normal to like petite woman, as normal as liking eye colour.

That's what I think...The reason I ask is because we had this topic in "Debate Class" today. The girls said it is, and me and one other guy said it wasn't.

Going by her logic, liking tall people makes you attracted to old people. Flawless logic.

Everyone pretty much answered what I had to say...but no it's not

Broady Brio:

DrgoFx:

Broady Brio:
Not really... Unless you're calling my sister's boyfriend a pedophile.

I thought it was quite normal to like petite woman, as normal as liking eye colour.

That's what I think...The reason I ask is because we had this topic in "Debate Class" today. The girls said it is, and me and one other guy said it wasn't.

Going by her logic, liking tall people makes you attracted to old people. Flawless logic.

Our decision wasn't short or tall. In our statement, if a 20-something year old looks like she's 15, she's petite. It has nothing to do with height, but that could help. That was our argument. For me, however, I still see nothing wrong with liking that...You're liking a mature woman that just happens to be more slender than average...Personally, I like my women to have a bit of meat to them but whatever floats your boat as the saying goes.

I don't see how that could be an actual thought.

That'd be like saying someone who was regular height but dating a midget was a pedo too.

Is the girl young enough that it would be pedophilia? If not then no.

DrgoFx:

Broady Brio:

DrgoFx:

That's what I think...The reason I ask is because we had this topic in "Debate Class" today. The girls said it is, and me and one other guy said it wasn't.

Going by her logic, liking tall people makes you attracted to old people. Flawless logic.

Our decision wasn't short or tall. In our statement, if a 20-something year old looks like she's 15, she's petite. It has nothing to do with height, but that could help. That was our argument. For me, however, I still see nothing wrong with liking that...You're liking a mature woman that just happens to be more slender than average...Personally, I like my women to have a bit of meat to them but whatever floats your boat as the saying goes.

What do you think petite means?

It means small, not young.

What do you mean by petite?

I had a girlfriend about a year ago that was very small. As in, no taller than 1,60 and a very slim figure. I guess that qualifies for petite, and I dont think of myself as a pedophile.

If finding Peter Dinklage attractive is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Also, OP? "Petite" may not mean what you think it means.

Daystar Clarion:
What do you think petite means?

It means small, not young.

Our debate wasn't really on SMALL, but young-looking. I mean we all agreed that the woman would be of legal, or accepting age but she didn't look like she was. That was we defined as petite. It's probably not the global definition, but it's what we went by.

DrgoFx:

Daystar Clarion:
What do you think petite means?

It means small, not young.

Our debate wasn't really on SMALL, but young-looking. I mean we all agreed that the woman would be of legal, or accepting age but she didn't look like she was. That was we defined as petite. It's probably not the global definition, but it's what we went by.

Petite is literally French for 'small'.

My fiancee has hips, breasts, all the correct proportions of a fully grown woman.

Only smaller.

She's pocket sized for my convenience.

Daystar Clarion:

DrgoFx:

Broady Brio:

Going by her logic, liking tall people makes you attracted to old people. Flawless logic.

Our decision wasn't short or tall. In our statement, if a 20-something year old looks like she's 15, she's petite. It has nothing to do with height, but that could help. That was our argument. For me, however, I still see nothing wrong with liking that...You're liking a mature woman that just happens to be more slender than average...Personally, I like my women to have a bit of meat to them but whatever floats your boat as the saying goes.

What do you think petite means?

It means small, not young.

Umm yes, that is correct. A twenty-something could look 15 by being petite but could also not look 15 (but older) and still be petite.

My grandmother is petite. No, she definitely doesn't look younger. My ex-flatmate again (the girl) - she actually shopped in the kids section from time to time. Cheap clothes and they were just her size. No, she didn't look less than 18. Maybe unless you were really drunk or lost your contacts/glasses, or something, but at that point I doubt you'd be making rash judgements based on silhouettes.

Petite means small, or short. Not all petite people look like 13 year olds. I'm petite (5ft) and look older than I actually am.

Petite just means pants found in most stores are way to long...

OT: No, being small is not the same as being to young, liking short people is not the same as liking kids.

Daystar Clarion:

DrgoFx:

Daystar Clarion:
What do you think petite means?

It means small, not young.

Our debate wasn't really on SMALL, but young-looking. I mean we all agreed that the woman would be of legal, or accepting age but she didn't look like she was. That was we defined as petite. It's probably not the global definition, but it's what we went by.

Petite is literally French for 'small'.

My fiancee has hips, breasts, all the correct proportions of a fully grown woman.

Only smaller.

She's pocket sized for my convenience.

Alright then what about how my class defined it? And for the record, for our odd debates, we define something in our own words. Usually we have a big mess of definitions and just stick with the majority. The definition of "Petite = Small" was in the minority, so I figured most people thought the same. My bad for assuming.

PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT TIME!

I'm actually going for a psychology degree right now and my focus is children, so I can actually answer this with a bit of background knowledge.

Small women and young girls are very different. There are several changes that take place revolving around puberty aside from the obvious ones, and sometimes it's even intangible. You can definitely see this if you browse porn sites a lot, because your mind is centered on the idea of finding an ideal mate. If you aren't attracted to children, the second your horny eyes find one, all your wires get crossed and you just don't know what to do with yourself. If you are attracted... Well you probably had the opposite reaction.

You see, puberty is much more than just growing boobs and getting taller. One study we actually did in class was astonishing. Four anonymous girls in different parts of their menstrual cycle were asked to wear the same t-shirt to bed three nights in a row, then bring it to class in a plastic bag (and of course secretly). The men in the class then smelled each bag and rated which one we were attracted to most. 90% went with the one that was ovulating. So a woman who is small and built like a child is distinctly different from an actual child.

This being said, some men who are attracted to children will sometimes look for a smaller mate and then fantasize, but it would never be the same. Of course, I do mean some men. The overwhelming majority of men with small girls either just like small girls or are indifferent to their partner's size.

This is where legislation gets tricky for statutory rape. 16-year-olds have extreme potential to be incredibly hot. That's when a girl, biologically, should be having a child. But mentally, she's likely not mentally/emotionally ready to consent to sexual contact (especially with an adult). However, if you're convicted of statutory rape of a perfectly mature 16-year-old, you are basically labeled a child molester for life. It's a brutal system designed to protect children, but it severely hurts the rights of men. It's why some states and many countries actually have an age of consent of 16 or so. I think Canada's was freaking 12 (way too low) until rather recently.

But when it comes to protecting children, I'd rather err on the side of caution.

Huh... I think I may have thought I was writing an assignment for class in there at some point...

tl;dr, Nope.

DrgoFx:

Daystar Clarion:

DrgoFx:

Our debate wasn't really on SMALL, but young-looking. I mean we all agreed that the woman would be of legal, or accepting age but she didn't look like she was. That was we defined as petite. It's probably not the global definition, but it's what we went by.

Petite is literally French for 'small'.

My fiancee has hips, breasts, all the correct proportions of a fully grown woman.

Only smaller.

She's pocket sized for my convenience.

Alright then what about how my class defined it? And for the record, for our odd debates, we define something in our own words. Usually we have a big mess of definitions and just stick with the majority. The definition of "Petite = Small" was in the minority, so I figured most people thought the same. My bad for assuming.

Well we'll go with this assumption.

All women who look like children are small but not all small women look like children.

Kahunaburger:
If finding Peter Dinklage attractive is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Also, OP? "Petite" may not mean what you think it means.

Aye, but if you think Peter Dinklage looks like an underage girl, you've got bigger problems to worry about.

In the strictest definition of the term, no.

Pedophilia is the attraction to prepubescent children (pre-teens), and usually includes a minimum five year age difference. This is the main issue and understanding of it.

Ephebophilia is the (preferrential) attraction to teens after they've gone through puberty, specifically later-adolescence. This case is generally not considered a major issue, and can be argued to actually be somewhat reasonable (if not normal).

Legally speaking however, there may not be much difference; if someone is below the age of consent and the other is not, there's a problem. "Romeo & Juliet" laws do give this some lee-way (usually by a matter of reasonable age differnce). Still, they do get treated differently in the legal setting. Pedophiles are labelled as potential predators & repeat offenders, and are usually subject to monitoring long after they've done their time; there's usually a good reason for this too. Ephobpilia cases tend to fall under either "jail bait" or "abuse of power", there's probably plenty of "victimless crime"-type situations under this label too. Being attracted to a teen is fine (and that could be called the general opinion), but acting on it (especially when in position of power & authority, such as being a teacher) is where the trouble starts; the teen in question might even give full consent, but it's illegal for a reason (abuse of power is probably the main thing).

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Petite, slender, and/or less "gifted" women can bear a physical resemblance to your average teen and seem much younger than they actually are. How about considering the other side of the debate? Those ladies probably don't want to be ostracized/neglected solely because they appear "too young", and I haven't heard of any cases where that's actually happened. That and we can probably safely assume that particularly extreme cases, where the woman is an adult but has the body of a pre-teen, is almost always from the realm of fantasy.

Accounting for the full range of differences in the female anatomy, and twice as much for individual tastes... well, there should be no problem. Legality not being an issue and consent being given, people should be able to act accordingly. Not that it can't prevent strange situations and the pushing of social norms, but you're never going to be able to put a stop to some people just be plain wierd.

In other words, a relationship between a 100+ year old man and a petite 18-20 year old woman (and to up the ante, looks younger than that) can still be loving & intimate. There's plenty of reason to be suspect of the situation; but while improbable, it is still possible. Very wierd and probably requiring heavy assistance from the magic blue(?) pill, but possible.

Just try not to think about it too much.... oh damn. No! Why! Can't... avert... mind's... eye...
Pass the brain bleach!

Man, you make a lot of polls.
(I'm supprised the forum hasn't eaten any yet... or has it?)

OT: No, it isn't.
Is having sex with a girl who is 18,19 pedophillia? Last time I checked no.
I mean, so long as they don't look like they are like, you know, 7...

Fuck no.

Petite girls who are old enough look nothing like children. My girlfriend is quite petite but i'm not attracted to children at all.

The Abhorrent:
That and we can probably safely assume that particularly extreme cases, where the woman is an adult but has the body of a pre-teen, is almost always from the realm of fantasy.

After the OP explained what he meant properly that is what I thought, it sounds like trying to answer a virtually theoretical question. How in the hell are you going to get an adult (we'll say 18+ here) woman that looks like a pre pubescent girl unless they have some sort of serious developmental abnormality? You do get girls/women that are short, have small breasts and generally look quite young, maybe to the extent of looking like they are under the age of consent (we'll say under 16 here) if they are still 18-19 ish, but there are too many changes to facial structure and overall body shape to look like a child.

DrgoFx:

Our decision wasn't short or tall. In our statement, if a 20-something year old looks like she's 15, she's petite. It has nothing to do with height, but that could help. That was our argument. For me, however, I still see nothing wrong with liking that...You're liking a mature woman that just happens to be more slender than average...Personally, I like my women to have a bit of meat to them but whatever floats your boat as the saying goes.

Under that particular logic, one could actually argue that the argument demolishes itself by its own premise. Pedophilia is defined as an attraction to children, to phrase it broadly. More specifically, it refers to an attraction to prepubescent children, typically less than 13 years of age. By specifically invoking the age of 15 in the premise, the argument by nature posits that the girl - while appearing young - is still easy to distinguish from a true child. Ergo, claims of pedophilia would rely almost exclusively on the legal age of consent as opposed to physical development, robbing the argument of its teeth[1], especially considering that despite appearances the girl in question is over the age of consent. In the end, the argument that it should be considered pedophilia would seem to end up being more about a viewer's presumptions than anything they can actually argue.

[1] Further complicating the issue is the fact that there is no international standard age of consent, some nations even define it by when puberty starts

No, no, no, no and no, end of story. Why are we even discussing this?

No, a petite girl is not a child. Therefore you are not sexually attracted to children so you are not a pedophile. The case that you like smaller woman so you like children doesn't hold water because a smaller woman's physique does not equal a child's physique. Your body matures as you age, it doesn't just scale upward perfectly proportionally from birth.

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