How many boylovers are there?

Dr. Kurt Freund, using the plethysmograph, a device for measuring sexual arousal by changes in the volume of the penis, tested a group of young adult male soldiers while they were shown nude pictures of male and female children, adolescents, and adults. His results, presented in a graph, indicate that some 20 to 30% of the subjects were aroused by pictures of male children and adolescents.

Freund, K. (1970). The Structure of Erotic Preferences in the Nondeviant Male. Behavior Research and Therapy, 8, 15-20.

Dr. Bruce Rind and his associates performed a meta-analysis of a large group of previous investigations involving college students, and determined that some 17% of male subjects reported boyhood sexual experiences with one or more older persons, most of whom, while not quantified, were male.

Rind, B., Tromovitch, P., & Bauserman, R. (1998). A meta-analytic examination of assumed properties of child sexual abuse using college samples. Psychological Bulletin, 124, 22-53.

US census estimates for 2009 for males 15 and over is a nearly 120 million, and multiplying that by the above 17% produces a figure of over 20 million.

There are no published data on the number of boys with whom sexually active boylovers typically have contact, but interpolating the tabulated data from one unpublished Internet study of 517 self-identified boy-attracted pedosexual males indicates that the ratio is in the vicinity of three, which yields an approximation of nearly seven million boylovers in the US.

Motivational and Behavioral Characteristics of Boy-attracted Pedosexual Males