Pederasty


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Pederasty

The criminal offense of unnatural copulation between men.

The term pederasty is usually defined as anal intercourse of a man with a boy. Pederasty is a form of Sodomy.

See: sodomy
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Both authors skillfully and subtly disconnect the two facets so that the sexual desire in itself is no longer clearly immoral, although in The Immoralist pederasty is associated with several crimes.
But though Rocco's defense of pederasty came in the middle of the 17th century, ideas on male eroticism had begun to shift, albeit slowly.
Moreover, the Times not only takes no issue with the film's non-judgmental treatment of pederasty, it writes, "One of the strengths of the film is its refusal to load the story with contemporary psychological and social baggage.
The love of Peter for the younger Shane in The Gentle Island might well be considered a case of pederasty but not "paedophilia.
But, as Porter points out, this is problematized by the subject matter of the mystery--the "house" of the title is a brothel specializing in underage boys, thus keeping issues of pederasty and sexual exploitation uppermost in the reader's mind.
As Loader informs us, Philo touched on virtually every aspect of sexuality, its aberrations of pederasty and bestiality as well as its more approved forms with their various deviations from the moral guidance of the Bible.
Commenting on St Paul's opposition to homosexuality in the Bible, he said: "I think Paul had in mind the prevalent forms of homosexual sexual practice which he saw in the society around him, namely pederasty and paedophilia.
Today it encompasses myriad sins and foibles, including smoking, overeating, gambling, shoplifting, sexual promiscuity, pederasty, rambunctiousness, inattentiveness, social awkwardness, anxiety, sadness, and political extremism.
The grimmest manifestation, of course, was pederasty, prostitution, and the sexual abuse of slaves.
Whether Ovid (or 'Ovid') is critical of pederasty (in this case, the gods' boy-love) was once an issue of contention, dependent on the reading of a few key phrases in Ovid's works.
While carefully distinguishing between pederasty and pedophilia --Wise points out that "the historical record suggests his intimates were roughly his own age"--the author nevertheless emphasizes that "the concept of pederasty, which often focused on the love of male youths, was a central feature of Percy's thinking" and was conceived of as "uplifting" and pure (45).
Compounding the public relations disaster was confusion created by a resurrected 2002 interview, during which Norris defended ancient pederasty "as practiced by the Greeks .