Epstein wasn’t a pedophile. He liked teenage girls as all normal non-dead non-gay men do.
A lot of completely normal, healthy, moral, men with no sexual oddities will have sex with teenage girls, especially the older ones at 16 and 17. After all, it looks exactly like a woman. Once a girl gets secondary sex characteristics, all normal men will look at her and their caveman brain will say, “Breed it!” The only men who will not think like this are either gay or dead.
In a lot of ways, we haven’t advanced much from the Paleolithic, and we still have a lot of leftover heritage from that era. Consider this: In primitive tribes, the average age at first pregnancy was 16, and the father was typically an older man. For instance, among the Blackfoot, the typical marriage was between a 15 year old girl and a 35 year old man. These relationships have been going on since history was recorded, and no harm or damage to the girls was ever recorded.
Consider something else: in my area, a burial site for the local Indians from the mid-1700’s was discovered. They were all female and had all died between ages 27-33. So the average woman lived to be only 30 years old! In addition, all of their teeth were ground down to nothing. That is because the Indians ground acorns in holes in rocks and bits of stone always got in the acorn. I’ve eaten this acorn before. It’s rather tasteless, something like Hawaiian poi. The people I was eating it with didn’t like it, but I didn’t mind.
Looking at this local tribe, if all sex between adult males and 13-17 year old girls is inherently extremely harmful to the girls, how did this tribe survive for all this time? If this tribe waited until everyone was an adult before having kids, people would be dead before they were barely even parents.
Even in the case above, every child had a mother who died when they were 11-17 years old (average age 14). That sounds very traumatic but I suppose in a group like this, you just get used to such things. Can you imagine growing up in a society where you and all your friends lost their mothers when you were barely teenagers?
The fact that this attraction is so normal and utterly non-pathological is why it’s so easy to rope so many men in with these honeypots. If Epstein were setting them up with 12 year old girls, I imagine there would be few takers, and those folks wouldn’t be very normal sexually or morally.
Epstein was a hebephile, however, that’s for damn sure. This is how you can tell. Epstein denied being a pedophile. Most pedos will straight up admit it. I’ve worked with them in counseling before and that’s exactly what they all do. And he said,
Once the braces come off, I lose interest.
The thing is that that is precisely what a hebephile would say. A pedophile would never say such a thing.
Braces probably come off at age ~16, and preferential hebephiles do indeed have no interest in 16 year old girls. They call them grandmas LOL. I’ve been in their chatrooms out of curiosity and this is exactly how they act.
But that’s not disordered and it’s actually considered within the range of normal. Sexually speaking, Epstein was considered within the normal range according to the American Psychiatric Association*. The problem with Epstein was a moral problem of good and bad, right and wrong.** Those of us who work in mental health don’t deal with stuff like that. Leave it up to the legal system and the moral philosophers. All we care about is:
Are you crazy (disordered)?
Are you sane (nondisordered)?
Actually there is a movement afoot to take both pedophilia and Antisocial Personality Disorder (sociopathy, psychopathy) out of the DSM on the grounds that they aren’t mental disorders. Psychopaths aren’t nuts. Ever met one? They aren’t crazy at all. They’re simply evil!
*Actually I consider primary preferential hebephiles to be sexually disordered. But I’m glad they kept it out of the DSM because the pigs will just abuse it to lock schmucks who banged some teenage girl in a mental hospital for life.
Which is completely unconstitutional, by the way. There’s no crime called “dangerousness.” You can be as dangerous as you want, and if you break no laws in that sense, no one can do a damn thing to you. There are time bombs everywhere.