We’ll be honest with you all. Here on Instinct, we often cover stories about sexual freedom and fetishes, but this latest story may sexual attraction too far.
Several people on Twitter are showing how uncomfortable they are after hearing about MAPs or Minor Attracted Persons.
MAPs is a group of people who are trying to soften the idea of pedophilia. Since they have no intention in contacting or physically interacting with children, they claim that their sexual attraction to minors is ok.
John’ was suicidal. He had been bullied by trolls on social media for most of his life for being different. The bullies were primarily people who claimed, based on their religious beliefs, that ‘John’ was going to hell and deserved to die. They described how they would kill him on his twitter page and people supported their hate. Desperate for help, John sought treatment for his shame, depression, and suicidality. Although he was scared to share about himself with a stranger, he felt desperate for help as he had NO desire to harm anyone, ever. Once he shared about his attraction to children, his therapist told him, ‘I don’t treat sex offenders.'
First, let’s be clear. ‘John’ is not a child molester nor is he a sex offender. He has an attraction to children. He is also fervent about helping prevent child sexual abuse by speaking out against it and by showing his support of global child sexual abuse prevention programs on his social media. ‘John’ deserves support as do others who have a minor attraction. After all, isolation and depression are known to increase one’s risk of doing something they might regret.
By the way, we have talked to “Janes” who are women who identify as anti-contact, non-offending pedophiles and like “John”, they have no desire to sexually harm children.’ – a passage on The Prevention Project about MAPs reads.
Not only is this MAPs organization gaining traction, but they’ve also started working under their own version of the Pride Flag. Is this a way to ride on the coattails of LGBTQ+ groups and their Pride Flags?
In reaction to this, many are warning others on social media of this rising group.