^I'd be interested. I ran into the same problems you did - not being able to register because not being a student or not wanting to pay just to get one article.
This may help for those unfamiliar with the term "paraphilia:"
Paraphilia: One of several complex psychiatric disorders that are manifested as deviant sexual behavior. For example, in men the most common forms are pedophilia (sexual behavior or attraction toward children) and exhibitionism (exposing one's body in public setting). Other paraphilias include compulsive sexual behavior (nymphomania and priapism), sadism, masochism, fetishism, bestiality, and necrophilia. Treatment may include cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, behavior modification, antidepressant medications, and medications that alter hormone production, particularly of testosterone. However, the cause and treatment of paraphilias are poorly understood, and treatment is rarely effective. In addition, many professionals prefer not to pathologize sexual behavior that involves only willing adults, even if the behavior might be deemed deviant in mainstream society. In cases where the behavior is potentially criminal, as in pedophilia, treatment is usually offered within the penal system.
That article you cited is friggin' expensive. $35 for access to that single article. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease reprints don't come cheap.
I'm fascinated, but not to the tune of $35.
This is an interesting article:
Pedophilia is one of a group of psychological disorders called paraphilias, which are disorders of sexual attraction and include such deviant behaviors as exhibitionism, voyeurism, sexual masochism and sexual sadism. They are considered illnesses if they cause problems for the person having the urges or for others. Pedophilia is considered one of the most dangerous of these disorders because sex with a child is always criminal and exploitive. Although the term is popularly used to describe adults who are sexually drawn to children, it technically refers to urges toward pre-pubescent boys and girls (5). The onset of paraphilic sexual interest usually occurs before the age of 18. The average age for the onset of nonincestuous homosexual pedophilia is 18.2 and 21.1 for nonincestuous heterosexual pedophilia (2). The clinical evaluation of pedophiles reveals them to be a diverse group. They differ educationally, vocationally, religiously, and socio-economically. They vary in the amount of force or aggression used in their pedophilic acts. They also vary in the many different causes that lead to the development of their sexual problem. For some child molesters, their sexual acting out can be explained by the presence of a psychosis or an organic brain deficit. Individuals with a history of closed or open head injuries and individuals with a diagnosis of schizophrenia may become sexually aggressive because of their unique mental disorder or because of their brain injuries. For example, there are recorded brain damaged individuals who molest children because of impaired intellectual functioning. Their pedophilic behavior is not the result of a primary sexual disorder but of an organic disorder. No single explanation can account for all the different pathways leading towards pedophilia.
Power and control are critical factors for the pedophile. The child is pliant and yielding, unlike an adult who may be rigid and unyielding. The child can be coerced and brought under control through simple requests and demands; the child will yield to the adults power and control because he or she still lacks autonomy and self-initiative to that extent. If the adult is in a more influential role such as a priest, coach or teacher, the child is particularly vulnerable. For a pedophile, the emotional congruence factor is critical. The perpetrator is often developmentally arrested and may be at the same pyschosexual age as his victims. The pedophile may emotionally and sexually identify with the child who becomes his or her victim. Pedophiles may even engage in sexual acts appropriate to their arrested pyschosexual age such as just showing or touching.
Edited by Rhea, 06 September 2009 - 12:09 AM.