In comparing pederast and pedophile: pederast (plural pederasts)
- A man [adult male] who is engaged in an erotic relationship with an adolescent boy.
As distinguished from pedophile
- An adult who is sexually attracted primarily to prepubescent children.
there are some gaps that should be addressed. 1. A pederast is a man while a pedophile may be either (any?) gender. 2. A pederast victimizes only postpubescent males while a pedophile victimizes pre-pubescent children of either gender. 3. A pederast has an erotic relationship while a pedophile merely has an attraction.
So, what terms should be applied to: 1. a woman who an erotic relationship with a post-pubescent boy? 2. a woman who an erotic relationship with a post-pubescent girl? 3. a man who victimizes a pre-pubescent child?