- A psychiatric diagnosis of pedophilia merely indicates one's desires;
not all pedophiles act on their urges and actually commit child sexual
abuse. A Time Article by John Cloud/Baltimore. Not
Cultural History of Pedophilia - The word pedophilia originates
from the Greek words paidos, meaning child, and philia, meaning love.
A pedophile is characterized by sexual attraction to and maybe love
for children. 3/5