prepubescence


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pre·pu·bes·cence

 (prē′pyo͞o-bĕs′əns)
n.
Prepuberty.

prepubescence

(ˌpriːpjuːˈbɛsəns)
n
(Biology) the state of being prepubescent
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Furthermore, low P3 amplitude in prepubescence has been shown to predict later substance abuse, including alcohol abuse in adolescence (Berman et al.
Here Lunch thoroughly sexualizes the whole idea of "little girl," skillfully exploiting not only the precocious sexuality that children can exhibit but also our human capability (despite our genuine condemnation of child molesting) of being erotically inspired by prepubescence.
Since many male-to-female transsexuals lose all sexuality, I didn't know if would ever become either, or if I would spend my life in this maiden-aunt version of prepubescence, silvering on the sidelines of the dance of desire.