Now, the crux of the matter is what is 'legal' and what is not. It's not been too long since homosexuality has been broadly made legal across the world, it's still against the law in some places and I think we can see now that thinking homosexuality should be 'illegal' is madness. I suppose the reason pedophilia (or rather it's relating activities) is deemed illegal are because it must involve children, and it's harmful to children. But I would like to tentatively posit the idea that it doesn't have to be necessarily harmful and that it's the very fact that pedophilia is illegal and despised by society that makes it so harmful.
In a similar fashion to how the criminalization of recreational drugs magnifies their harm, if someone is to find satisfaction with regards to pedophilic urges they are going to have to break the law, be secretive use threats or violence, in other words, be harmful. I think if pedophilia was to be decriminalized, folk like yourself, who have a natural sexual orientation towards children might get a chance to explore that in a more open and less harmful way. Pornography involving children doesn't have to be seedy abuse and extortion, it could be fair and accountable, regulated and operated according to welfare laws.
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