Recently, given the emergence of sexual kinks, expressions, and paraphilias on social media, several previously unknown subcultures have come to the fore.
Pedophilia, however, has remained–and continues to remain–a taboo subject, despite attempts to normalize the abuse of children.
Some articles have urged readers to see pedophilia as a mental disorder or sexual orientation, while pleading wider society to exercise tolerance toward those afflicted.
Pedophiles online have begun to categorize themselves as to whether they practice contact, such as NOMAP (Non Offensive Minor Attracted Person).
Other publications and groups often attempt to create a culture of consent, preparing children for conscientious agreement for certain acts involving their party.
Alabama passed a law in June requiring the chemical castration of those caught having sex with a minor. It became the seventh state to require the punishment. Other states who chemically castrate pedophiles include Louisiana, Texas, California, and Florida.
In 2011, the Far-East Asian country passed a law to dramatically reduce sexual urges of offenders. The government passed the law following a spike in reports of sex crimes committed against children.
Despite a history of questionable delivery of justice in the South-East Asian nation, including interpretations of Sharia Law which have drawn criticism from humanitarians, Indonesia passed the law in 2016 to require the chemical castration of pedophiles after a number of high profile child sex crimes rocked the country.
Kazakhstan began chemically castrating pedophiles in 2018 and were thought to have carried out the procedure on 2,000 convicts the same year. The government introduced the measures after child rapes increased 200% between 2010-2014.
The European country became the first on the continent to pass a law punishing certain sex offenders, in 2009. Human rights groups have fiercely criticized the passage of the law, often citing that violence towards offenders will not eradicate the commission of certain crimes.
Prisoners in the Czech Republic can voluntarily opt to be both chemically and surgically castrated. Up to eighty inmates are surgically castrated annually in Czech prisons–of course, under medical supervision.
Other European countries which offer voluntary castration to certain convicts include Germany, Sweden, and Denmark. A German study found that convicts who were castrated were far less likely to re-offend (3%) against those who weren’t castrated (40%).
In South America, a region in Argentina exchanges reduced sentences for castration in extreme cases.
New Zealand, India, and Israel all offer some form of anaphrodisiac drugs to reduce the urges of rapists and pedophiles.