ephebophilia

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From Ancient Greek ἔφηβος (éphēbos, adolescent) + φιλία (philía, love, friendship). Surface analysis ephebe +‎ -philia.

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ephebophilia (uncountable)

  1. a sexual preference in which an adult's primary sexual attraction is towards late pubescent or postpubescent adolescents
  2. philia for an ephebe

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