22/06/2012 by Basia Rose
(Before anybody calls me out on my spelling, yes, that’s how you spell “paedophilia” outside of America!)
I really, truly think ageplay is a fascinating thing. Not necessarily something I would want in my own life, but I do follow a number of blogs maintained by people in that kind of relationship.
Here are a couple of snippets I lifted off Wikipedia about the difference between ageplay and paedophilia:
Sexual ageplay itself does not involve the sexual attraction to biologically underage people. Rather, when a consenting adult takes on the roleplaying mindset of a young person, it is motivated by re-experiencing emotional states and social interactions of one’s youth, which also happen to be pleasurable in a sexual context to the participants. For example, roleplaying a “teacher/student”, “daddy/daughter”, “mother/son” or “doctor/patient” theme, during sexual activity, may be common in sexual ageplay.
While roleplaying as a younger person is common in sexual ageplay, participants may roleplay together as if they were adults of an older fictitious age.
However, last night I was scrolling through my update feed, and did a double-take. And then another one. And then a few more.
I am completely 100% okay with ageplay. Absolutely. But I am not okay with people blogging about it and using photos of children! Someone (actually, a few someones) went and raided personal blogs of girls of twelve and thirteen, girls with braces on their teeth and short-shorts and frilly dresses, and posted them on their blogs. They added quotes about “loving Daddy’s cock” and other delightfully crude (and even cruder) things.
These weren’t pornographic pictures, obviously, but they were pictures of young girls.
Even if I hadn’t recognised the girls in the pictures as being so far under the age of consent it wasn’t funny, I would have recognised them because a few of the pictures were from a website I had visited previously. Just because some schoolgirl puts up a picture of her and her friends on her personal website, it doesn’t give you permission to steal it, attach sexually explicit content to it, and then share it as your own.
And if you’re attracted to little girls, then, yeah, I’d say that’s not ageplay, that’s sick.
It becomes hard to defend ageplay to others when some people who claim to practice it are deliberately blurring the lines between it and paedophilia. How can the arguments about there being no correlation between the two hold up when the very people who are practicing it are making those connections?
So basically, stop it, certain bloggers. You’re making everyone look sick.