A word derived from the combination of pais (greek for boy) and erastis (Greek for lover; often times sexual). Used incorrectly in the media as another word for pedophilia, pederasty is commonly confused for the obsession or desire for child pornography. Pederasty is defined as generally anal intercourse between a man of undetermined older age and a male who is underage, as the restrictions apply in his area. Pederasty was used as a moral and educational institution in ancient Greece. In more recent times it has been brought down to ideas of demorilization and mental dysfunction. Lack of information on said subject often time brings fear of the unknown. Many speak of likeness to the objections to homosexuality before the turn of the century. Organizations such as NAMBLA fight activly for the sexual rights of people of all ages. But, due to research to the contrary, specifically that pederasty leads to mental crippling in youth and psycological dysfunctions, the general public generally leans toward the fact that such activities are morally wrong and socially unacceptable.
Many people are brought up and conditioned to automatically believe that certain sexual expression, such as homosexuality, pederasty, incest and masochistic/sadistic relationships are morally and socially wrong and completely unacceptable.