The term in which an adult male is attracted to a younger male, in the mid to high range of an adolescent.



Comes from the Greek Words, referring to young, and love.

While Pedophilia is considered a mental disorder, Ephebophilia is not classed in this manner.

It is thought that many older teens, have very similar characteristics to an adult, that there is a natural attraction, among all persons, not limited to homosexual males.

Generally this attraction is for later teens, generally ranging from age 15 to 19.

Acting on such attractions, to those at the low end, can pose legal problems, and in most societies is generally unacceptable..

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