Can boys consent to sex?

The denial of the right of a boy to consent to sexual interactions with other people, and especially with those older than himself, is foundational to victimology and the child sexual abuse industry; their entire house of cards comes crashing down if it becomes recognized that boys do, in fact, possess the innate ability to make choices and give consent to these activities. In order to prop up their dogma, "Priests, doctors, psychiatrists, and others have invested sex with magical powers ..." (Wilson, 1981, p. 129), and these paranormal qualities are claimed to be beyond the abilities of boys to comprehend, thereby negating any willingness the boys have to participate.

Wilson further noted that boys "saw sex as being no more than just a game... ." (ibid., p130), a point made by Sandfort (1984) and numerous other authors. The supposed drastic consequences of boyhood sexual encounters are not intrinsic to human nature, but are artificial cultural constructs of primarily Western origin, as is demonstrated by the benignity assumed by cultures which have not been corrupted by Western influence (Murray, 2002).

Boys' capacity to consent is presented as an accomplished fact by Bender & Blau (1937), Weiss et al. (1955), Sandfort (1987), and supported by the research of Waber et al. (2007), as well as by the American Psychological Association (1989) and many others. Boys are legitimate and sentient human beings with their own intrinsic sexuality, and are entitled by their very humanity to have their rights to their own sexuality recognized and respected by both academia and society.

Here are a few of the many studies that are relevant to these issues:

American Psychological Association (1989) Amicus curiae brief to the United States Supreme Court, Nos. 88-805, 88-1125, and 88-1309.

Bender, L. & Blau, A. (1937). The reaction of children to sexual relations with adults. Am. J. Orthopsychiatry, 7, 500-518.

Murray, S. (2002) Homosexualities. Chicago: University of Chicago.

Sandfort, T. (1987). Boys on their Contacts with Men. Elmhurst, NY: Global Academic Press.

Waber, D., De Moor, C., Forbes, P., Almli, C., Botteron, K., Leonard, G., Milovan, D., Paus, T., Rumsey, J. (2007) The NIH MRI study of normal brain development. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 13 pp. 1-18.

Wilson, P. (1981). The man they called a monster. North Melbourne, Australia: Cassell.