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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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The subjective view of the boys as sensual or stimulating images is key to communicating their role as sexual objects and to expressing the pederastic desire that is never explicit or confirmed.
Representing Apollo and Hyacinth as being equal in age and stature became more and more popular, and by the mid-17th century, the myth of Hyacinth had lost any sense of pederastic overtones.
In the poem Hardy characterizes the relation with the same imagery of afflatus, drawn from pederastic tradition, that in the manuscript passage quoted earlier he associates with Jude's attraction to Sue:
The Conquest of New Spain, reported that the Mexica peoples regularly practiced pederastic relation ships, and male adolescent sacred prostitutes would congregate in temples.
Those who succumbed to passion were viewed as succumbing to destructive natural forces, considered a contrast to the exchange of gifts in a pederastic relationship in which the young man pleasured the lover for learning and training into the role of citizenship.
What's being portrayed here is a pederastic relationship between an older man and a younger man.
There is, it seems, a troubling conformity between the narratorial and the pederastic gaze when either falls, as both do so obsessively fall, upon the body of the beautiful child.
This anal orientation can also be found in the Sphinx's riddle, which, by suggesting the two-, four-, and three-footed sexual positions associated with sodomy, "quite clearly [calls for] a pederastic explanation.
Noting the limitations of Conrad's ambivalent bond with his wife Jessie and the intensity of the one he shared with Edward Garnett, Conrad's incongruous assumption about a young man who worked for his family, his affection for Stephen Crane, his use of a pederastic Henry James story to defend James, his neurasthenia, his shipboard life, his contact with Roger Casement and Norman Douglas, and a family vacation to Capri (with its reputation for homosexual tourism), among other examples, Ruppel works to build a case for Conrad's homosexuality or bisexuality, but with more feeling for men.
In this sense, the decline of boys as objects of desire on the stage did not so much mark the decline of a pederastic sexual economy as the revelation that the pederastic ideal had, perhaps, always been deeply implicated in mercenary exchange, that paederastia had always been pornaia, and that the boy actor had always been a whore.
Bowersock claims that the "real contribution" of Lear and Cantarella's book is the reprinting of Keith DeVries' comprehensive inventory of pederastic scenes on pottery.
One of these murals uninhibitedly celebrates same sex desire: specifically the socially circumscribed pederastic desire between a bearded erastes and a smooth faced eromenos.