A Tennessee man, Tod Nickerson, described himself as a pedophile that how it proved to be a long life curse for him. He has published his essay on a tolerant website Salon.com on Monday. In his essay, he tried to create awareness among people to accept the people of his kind and give them a helping hand rather than out casting them.
Nickerson is a graphic designer. He explained his condition in the start of his essay: “I’ve been stuck with the most unfortunate of sexual orientations, a preference for a group of people who are legally, morally and psychologically unable to reciprocate my feelings and desires”.
Pedophilia is basically a condition where people are sexually attracted toward younger children. Nickerson confessed that he has been…show more content… People should show some sympathy towards them rather than think of them as molesters.
Nickerson wrote in his essay that “Yet, I’m not the monster you think me to be, I’ve never touched a child sexually in my life and never will, nor do I use child pornography”.
Nickerson also explained that how the disabilities of his life have contributed to his pedophilia. He was born without his right arm and suffered from bladder problems in his childhood. He was molested by one his family friend when he was only 7 years old.
Nickerson told about the assault to his family but nothing was done and the result was a complete silence. The only help from family was that the molester never showed up to their home again.
He also added that how he predicted it to be a mere phase of life but it kept on getting strong hold in his life and Nickerson eventually fell into depression. He was unable to get rid of his pedophiliac feelings as he could not feel any attraction towards adults. He also considered attempting suicide often times due to the inferiority complexes that had got hold of his