- sexual relations between two males, especially when one of them is a minor.
Origin of pederasty
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And some forms of African sexual diversity, such as pederasty, are hardly models for contemporary morality.Why Africa’s Turning Anti-Gay
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We often meet with pederasty without a trace of inversion of the sexual appetite.The Sexual Question
I asked him what he thought of the charge of pederasty brought against the bard.Ulysses
The relations that from eunuchism led to pederasty are very easy of explanation.
The early Franciscan missionaries to California found the men who were used for pederasty dressed as women.
Hence the fear of over-population caused Aristotle to recommend to the men abstinence from their wives, and pederasty, instead.Woman under socialism
- homosexual relations between men and boys
C17: from New Latin paederastia, from Greek, from pais boy + erastēs lover, from eran to love
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Word Origin and History for pederasty
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