Hebephilia refers to an adult's sexual preference for pubescent youths; the term was introduced by Glueck (1955).1 It differs from ephebophilia, which refers to the erotic interest in individuals in mid- to late adolescence,2 and from pedophilia, which refers to the erotic interest in prepubescent children.3 While individuals with a sexual preference for adults (i.e., teleiophiles) may have some sexual interest in pubescent-aged individuals,4 the term hebephilia is reserved for those who prefer pubescent-aged individuals over adults.
Sally is a pubescent child.
Tom likes Sally because she is a pubescent 10 year old girl.
He likes Pubscent girls.
That makes him a Hebephile.
by MsVenus June 18, 2009
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A sexual orientation that represents romantic and sexual attractions to the older children, or adolescents if you want, within the ages of 11-15 years, peaking at 13 year olds.

Since most countries practice a 16 year old age of consent, children older than 15 becomes irrelevant in this regard.
The picture has been used as a symbol of Hebephilia.
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