Minor-attracted people who are seeking support for the first time often have questions. We explore research and real-world events to answer some common ones.
👥 Peer Support
Online support groups provide an important source of community for many minor-attracted people. This can lead to a reduction in feelings of loneliness or isolation.
Though it can't change attractions, therapy helps many minor-attracted people overcome mental health issues or address concerns about harmful sexual behaviors.
Some minor-attracted people and supporters may benefit from resources specifically for them. We maintain separate lists of resources for groups that often need unique support.
🧒 Minor MAPs
Minors who are attracted to much younger children are more vulnerable to mental health issues caused by stigma and a lack of safe access to effective support.
👪 Friends and Family
Friends and family members of MAPs face a variety of challenges, including overcoming misconceptions they may hold about MAPs to support the MAP they know.
🦋 CSA Survivors
MAPs who experienced sexual abuse as children often struggle to find spaces where they feel welcome and supported and can begin to heal and move forward.
A form of obsessive-compulsive disorder in which one experiences intrusive thoughts centered around the possibility of being a pedophile or a child abuser.