I've been wanting to discuss this for a while, but I'm fifteen, and I thought I would be ostracized for bringing up this subject. Now, I've finally built up the courage.
Pedophilia is looked upon as sick, perverse, and wrong by our society. People who find boys or girls under the age of 18 are labeled as creeps, and are probably hated more than homosexuals. People will look at them as a threat, if anything.
Let me cut to the chase and give my opinions on it. I believe that pedophiles are as misunderstood as homosexuals, if not more. A pedophile is often associated as an older man that lures children to a van with candy. A pedophilic person, however, could be a nineteen year old who finds a 12 year old girl attractive.
Now let me ask you this:
Is it really wrong to be attracted to someone younger than you? Our society may look at it as sick, but is it really that bad? People cannot really control what they find to be attractive. Ask slot of homosexuals who wish they were straight. Some people are just this way.
Now before you assume I believe it's fine to lure a child to a van, let me stop you for a second. I simply said that I didn't find it wrong for people to be attracted to younger people. I didn't say it was okay for them to have sexual relations with them. I am against CP, mainly because a lot of children have not matured enough to consent to posing nude, or engaging in sexual relations. I am not saying it is fine to do this. I am simply saying that I do not see anything wrong with people's attractions or fantasies, as long as they are not forced upon other people (I think we can all relate this to an individual that can be associated with the *b/dl community).
This is just my personal view on pedophilia.