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7. How many men are attracted to underage boys?

This is unknown. According to one study of sexual attraction, most men are sexually attracted to minors, but less intensely than they are attracted to adults.25 Estimates of the number who are preferentially attracted to boys come from criminological studies or speculation.

• For more information, see the section on this site about prevalence.

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25. Freund, 1981.

26. Feierman, 1990a; West, 1998.

27. Okami & Goldberg, 1992.

28. Feierman, 1990a.