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teleio- +‎ -phile


teleiophile (plural teleiophiles)

  1. (sexology) A person who is sexually attracted to adults.
    Synonym: adultophile
    Hypernym: normophile
    Coordinate terms: pedophile, hebephile, ephebophile, gerontophile
    • 2003, Ray Blanchard et al., “Self-Reported Head Injuries Before and After Age 13 in Pedophilic and Nonpedophilic Men Referred for Clinical Assessment”, in Archives of Sexual Behavior, →DOI:
      Of the remaining 428, 70 were classified as pedophiles, 225 as hebephiles, and 133 as teleiophiles.
    • 2009 January 24, Charles Mcgrath, “Surveying the Outer Reaches of Lust”, in New York Times[1]:
      Daniel Bergner, age 48, the divorced father of two teenage children, is what sexologists would call a straight, vanilla teleiophile.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:teleiophile.

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