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Last updated 26 September 2021

These resources are for paraphiles other than MAPs – zoosexuals (zoophiles), necrophiles, erotophonophiles, etc. Some of these resources may contain anti-MAP attitudes or perpetuate stigma against MAPs. Use these resources at your own discretion. If you have any suggestions for this article, please contact us!

It's important to remember that paraphilias are part of sexuality. Paraphilias are not mental illnesses.

Open MAP Community (onion) welcomes all paraphiles who are also MAPs or MAP allies. Freak.university (onion) and NNIA.space are fediverse instances that welcome all paraphiles.

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Last updated 26 September 2021

'Contact ideology' refers to the beliefs of MAPs and allies about whether sexual activity or romantic relationships between children and adults are fundamentally abusive, whether social or legal reforms are necessary to prevent harm, whether the consumption or distribution of sexual imagery of children is abusive, and more.

Some readers may find this article uncomfortable. If you would rather not read about contact ideology, exit this page. If you have any suggestions for this article, please contact us!

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Last edited 21 July 2021

Paedophile obsessive-compulsive disorder (POCD), also called MAP-related OCD, is an anxiety disorder that revolves around a persistent fear/obsession of oneself being a paedophile. POCD can be treated by a medical or mental-healthcare professional trained in treating anxiety disorders, eg, a general practitioner (GP) or a specialist such as a psychiatrist or psychologist. This article is not medical advice.

Be mindful that these resources are not for MAPs. They are for people with POCD. Because of this, these resources may contain narratives that are anti-MAP and potentially even harmful to MAPs. Use these resources at your own discretion. If you know of any resources that you believe should be added to this list, please contact us!

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Last edited 7 September 2021

This is a collection of MAP-related blogs and articles posted by MAPs and allies, both on and off of MAP Blogs. Would you like us to list your blog here? Contact us!

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Last updated 19 August 2021

These resources are aimed at preventing MAPs from engaging in unlawful sexual activity with minors or from using sexual imagery of minors. Because of this, MAP wellness may not be the focus of these resources. Use them at your own discretion. These resources are not affiliated with or endorsed by OMC.

Be aware that many resources may utilise stigmatising language or negative attitudes towards MAPs. We cannot guarantee the quality of care you receive from these resources. If in doubt, do not disclose that you are a MAP. Never disclose unadjudicated illegal activity.

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Last updated 7 September 2021

This large collection of MAP-related media includes books, documentaries, audio and/or video interviews, press articles, and much more! If you have any suggestions for media to include, please let us know in OMC or by contacting us!

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Last updated 15 August 2021

This list contains resources relevant to general mental health and suicide prevention. Although resources are organised by country, many resources can be utilised regardless of your location (eg, websites). These resources are not affiliated with or endorsed by OMC.

Be aware that many resources may utilise stigmatising language or negative attitudes towards MAPs, and some resources may have a focus on preventing unlawful sexual activity. We cannot guarantee the quality of care you receive from these resources. If in doubt, do not disclose that you are a MAP. Never disclose unadjudicated illegal activity.

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Last updated 7 September 2021

Security and privacy are essential for MAPs as we are constant targets of hostility. Utilise this collection of important resources related to security and privacy in order to keep yourself and others safe on the internet. MAP Blogs is not affiliated with or endorsed by any of these resources.

If you have and suggestions for this article, please discuss them in the OMC staff channel or contact us!

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Last updated 26 September 2021

This is a list of current communities for minor-attracted persons (MAPs), MAP-friendly fediverse instances, and other resources lists. Always keep in mind general security and privacy practices in any MAP community. OMC is not officially affiliated with or endorsed by any of these communities, nor are we responsible for the content hosted in these communities.

Do you have a community that you would like listed here? Get in contact with us!

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Last updated 26 August 2021

Below is an extensive list of research studies on minor attraction and related topics.

Please bear in mind that many of these studies have limitations that impact the reliability and generalisability of their findings. Interpret research carefully and critically by considering the study design, the strength of evidence provided by the design, whether the sample in the study is representative, and whether the results are statistically significant. Please view this comprehensive guide to interpreting research literature.

Most of these articles can be accessed on Sci-Hub, a pirating website for academic literature.

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