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pederasty, paederasty

a sexual act between two males, especially when one is a minor. — pederast, paederast, n.
See also: Children
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paederasty - sexual relations between a man and a boy (usually anal intercourse with the boy as a passive partner)
paraphilia - abnormal sexual activity
gayness, homoeroticism, homosexualism, homosexuality, queerness - a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
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Jeremy Bentham in "Offences Against One's Self: Paederasty," written in 1785 argued for the liberalization of laws concerning homosexual activity but the essay was never published in his lifetime due to his fear of the probable reaction.
Referring to the period before the modern discourse on homosexuality, he describes four' pre-homosexual models of male sexual and gender deviance': '(I) effeminacy, (2) paederasty or 'active' sodomy, (3) friendship or male love, and (4) passivity or inversion'; (19) a further, fifth category is the modern concept of homosexuality.
In addition, Plato's analysis applies to every human erotic relationship, not only to paederasty, and to the beauty of art as well.